THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bowling with Eli....Didn't work out so well.

Tyler had a bowling birthday party to go to, so we decided that we would drop him off at his party and rent a lane on the other side so that we could bowl while he was enjoying the party. We thought Eli would have a fantastic time.


Everything started out great. Kate is a fantastic bowler. Eli was enjoying rolling the ball down the ramp that the alley had for the little bowlers.

But, then the tears started. He cried when it wasn't his turn. He cried when it was his turn. He cried when he couldn't use the heaviest ball. He cried when I helped him carry the heaviest ball. It just wasn't working.


So, we finished our games through the tears and went to get something for dinner. After dinner, we picked Tyler up right on time and went home. I thought we were going to have a wonderful family time but it didn't work out so well.

17 comments:

Truly Blessed said...

Oh, sometimes it's so hard to be the littlest one!

Poor Eli, it just wasn't his best day. Onward and upward -- another adventure awaits!

Stacy said...

Ohhh...

Poor little guy. Sometimes it is rough being the little one. Soon he will have a little sister that he can show how to bowl.

Dawn and Dale said...

I soooo know what you mean!!

It seems when we have the perfect "family fun night" planned, one is cranky, sick or not "into it".

The days it does work though are wonderful!!

At least you could smile through the ordeal!! ;)

Mark & Michelle said...

Sorry things didn't work out...there will be other times!

nikki said...

Yep, plans are nice. But, sometimes it is just plain better on paper!
Oh well, better luck next time.
Way to keep your sense of humor about the whole thing!!!

tracy said...

Poor guy! It's just tough stuff being the small squirt in the family.

Daniella said...

Aw, poor Eli - it ain't easy being little...

C.J. said...

Awwww! It's okay little man :0)

Janet said...

That is sooo hilarious. Not to be mean, but trust a kid to hate something that you plan for him to love. If it's any consolation, he looks awfully cute when he's crying....:-) And you have this, "we tried so hard to make him happy" look. Too cute. You're a good mom! :-)

Sound JUST like what Isabelle would do to me!

Steffie B. said...

Yes.....I can relate.....it's been a little rough on vacation as well! ;)

emmie said...

Sounds like an average toddler!! Never know with the little ones- :)

Jane said...

aw, bless, those pictures would break your heart!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Awwww...poor fella. I love the expression on your face in the last photo!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

The best laid plans of mice and men. I have noticed that kids have a way of proving this old saying. LOL

Doris & Dan said...

A pro bowler he might not be! Poor bunny! Does he have strong feelings on mini-golf?

Keep smilin!

Lisa said...

Awww, sorry about your bummer night. It's hard to wait your turn when your little.

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Ahhh poor little guy!!! I'm the same way when I bowl....I dont want to wait for my turn...LOL!!! He will learn real quick....but glad to hear he must've been having fun!!