“LOVE means nothing in tennis but in life it is EVERYTHING!”
On Monday night we decided that for our family activity we would have a picnic dinner and head to the tennis courts for some fun. It was a beautiful day on Monday. The kids were off school and took advantage of the summer temperatures by putting on their swimsuits and laying out in the yard. When I peeked outside they looked like little tin soldiers lined up, belly down, on the sidewalk, soaking up the rays. We decided we wanted to do something outdoors for family night so Tyler suggested tennis. We don’t play tennis but a few months ago while shopping with my mom and sister I came across six old wooden rackets at a consignment shop that were priced $1.00 each. They were so charming to look at I decided to buy them and use them for decoration in my front hallway. Since then Tyler has been asking when we are going to use them to play a game. I told him we couldn’t play without tennis balls so the last time he was out shopping with Toby he decided to use his allowance money to buy tennis balls. Now that we had all the needed equipment we had no reason to delay the inevitable humiliation of a McCleery tennis match. I packed a picnic dinner, Tyler and Ozzie grabbed the rackets and balls, and we drove to the nearby park. We were pleasantly surprised to find the courts pretty empty. We picked our teams and began playing…with little regard for rules or regulations (At one point the kids had three balls in play at once) but what we lacked in talent or technique we more than made up for in enthusiasm!
It was a fun evening. We laughed a lot and everyone went home tired. It was a night full of “love” and time well spent.
“In family relationships love is really spelled T*I*M*E” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf