Picture it. It's Saturday night, 7:30 PM. Walter should be getting a bath any moment, with a book and bedtime to follow. Instead Manuel pipes up, "Let's go bowling." Aha ... right. Reluctantly I agreed (it was Manuel's night to put Walter to bed ... so my "free" night to relax ... I got a little grumpy losing my time). Off we go ... to Cloverdale. Yes, of course ... because five-pin bowling isn't just anywhere. In fact, there aren't very many of them, and for a five year old five pin is a lot easier to do. So, yes, Cloverdale. That's a good 40 kilometers from our home ... 30 plus minutes.
I decided to just let things happen. Drop my grumpy feelings and enjoy the time with my two guys. So worth it. Best Family Date Night ever!
We all had a blast. Manuel used to play in a league, so naturally he did quite well ... even if he was a little rusty.
Walter and me? Well, I came in dead last! That's OK ... I enjoyed myself, and I did get better as we played.
Final score: Manuel - 533, Walter - 333, and Me - 305.