I live in Indiana, and if you know anything about living in Indiana this time of year, then you know that it is basketball tournament time. Basketball is king...or in my case queen.
My daughter and I were watching the girls state finals on TV a couple of weeks ago. The team who had beat them in the tournament was playing. We were both talking and commenting on the game. You know, the good plays and the bad moments and the players/teams we did or didn't like.
|My daughter Megan and sister Janis |
coached high school basketball together
for the first time this year.
She looked at me and said, "You watch basketball like a mom."
Thinking that I didn't hear her right, I asked her to repeat it.
"You watch basketball like a mom."
"What does that mean?"
She shook her head and said, "You just do."
Although I have never played basketball, it has been a huge part of my life and has been a connection between my daughter and my sister.
I started adding up the years that I have watched girls basketball:
Megan - 10 years as a player
Megan - 7 years as a coach
Sister - 4 years as a player (played college ball but I didn't get to see many of those)
Sister - 10 years as a coach here in our hometown
Total years - 31 years collectively.
Yeah, I think I have earned the right to watch like a mom!