Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Zak's race

This is my boy in action! I wanted to add here a thousand exclamation marks not because I think he is the best but because I was so surprised that he showed a competitive spirit in something other than reading or being smart. I never thought he would be so good (his team won) because he is not crazy about football when all his friends are. He plays golf, cricket and table tennis with his daddy and grandad, but only for 5 minutes and beyond that is already 'boring'. He prefers his books over his balls, literally. ;)

This summer school break, I put him down for daily lawn tennis coaching and swimming lessons. I want him to be outside the house engaged in physical activities because I am so fed up with role-playing at home. I'm sick of being Penny Morris all the time, or being the burglar, or Jess the cat. When school closes this week, I'm going to put away all the dressing-up costumes and I'm going to declare that henceforth, ye shall never be a police officer no more, nor a fireman, nor a dog.

He can keep his books but he has to play balls real hard.

12 comments:

caryn said...

ampogeee!!! i want him for my future daughter. pwede ba reservation? ahahahay!

The Islander said...

nice photo... thats what we call action. a basketball for a smart kid is good. it will develop his "teammanship(?)" at an early stage.

Soy said...

Caryn, I'm currently open for booking. Hahahaha!

Islander, unfortunately, British kids don't play basketball. If you mention that word to any 5-6 year old, they'd give you a blank stare. :)

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

galeng ng pagka-capture *clap clap*. siguro the reason he enjoyed and was able to finish the game kasi ka age nya eh, iba ang adrenalin ng kapwa bata...haha wag moko sumbong sa asawa mo at lolo ni Zac.

i have the same problem, computer games naman for josh instead of books. I want him to be physically fit too

Soy said...

You're right Girlie. He gets bored with his oldies because they don't share the same level of enthusiasm and skill. :)

Analyse said...

wow, nice shot!!

hayy, kanya kanya lang, louna's not much into books naman, she prefers to play outdoors.

Francesca said...

Kikay and cheeky seems loves football. They chase marbles everyday...Hmmmn, kikita kaya ako sa kanila?
Im sure, Zak would bring millions of £ to the family...Ganda ata niya mag dala: bend it ala Becham...
uy, 10% ako ha?

Soy said...

Ana, swap kids nalang tayo, hehehe!

Francesca, i didn't realise the 'bend' part. hehehe, ikaw talaga, you always see the funny side of things!

K said...

must have been a great day. I am really sorry I couldn't have been there...

caryn said...

soy, nauna na ako ha. hahahah!

Soy said...

K, don't worry. You went to last year's. I didn't. :)

Caryn, ay, oo! sorry! hehehee!

betchai said...

great picture of your son, Soy. you really nailed the action. maybe my nephew (in pinas) was like Zak too, he prefered solving puzzles and mind games than playing balls. we had a hard time finding him a ball game he would love, when he was younger, he despised basketball and any team sports, he would rather play tennis and chess since he did not have to socialize with other kids, in short, we were afraid he will end up to be anti-social. he once told us, "why are you afraid i'll grow up to be not normal? i am happy with what i do, the problem is those people defining what is normal, that puts so much stress on the kids to do what they do not want to do and they end up unhappy with their lives." so, after that, we just let him play what he likes, like tennis and chess, no more chasing the ball games, as long as he does something that trains him physically too. but now that he is in high school, we're surprise to know he is very good in basketball too (which he despised when he was younger), aside of course from being smart. so, i think, kanya-kanya, as long as kids love they do. am glad Zac has found a game he loves to do too.

 
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