Fierce

by mssinglemama on February 7, 2010

Just look at this kid and try to tell me he isn’t going to be a fearless athlete.

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Here he is yesterday, on our second trip out trouncing and sledding around the neighborhood.

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Clearly ready to beat the snot out of any snow man that tries to ruin his day. Give Benjamin an accessory – like a sled – and he gets into position, as if he’s been doing it for years

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Breaking his concentration only to shout at his Mommy slave, “run faster Mommy! FASTER!”

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After a few hours of sled-walking-pulling (too scared to take him on a big hill because we are in a two-week health insurance lapse) we packed up into the car and headed to a bowling tournament for the MJB Foundation. And after one too many of Benjamin’s balls landed (and stopped) in the gutter

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John Bear lent a hand, or two

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And then I saw – for the first time – Benjamin’s first victory dance. Each one started like this. With Benjamin, intensely watching the ball

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and then pumping his fist into the air with a loud and very masculine, “Yeeessssss.”

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and then, all while shouting “Yes! Yes! Yes!”

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he would run back to his team

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and actually go airborne

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before making it to their open hands for a high-fives and big hugs.

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He gets the athleticism from his father, the competitive spirit from his mother and with this guy as his coach –

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If anything, Benjamin is going to be a fierce bowler. But I also have dibs on bobsledding.

See more pictures of our snowy bowling weekend (including John Bear’s perfect form) here.

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