Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ready for the U.S. Open

I started playing tennis with my girlfriends on Monday evenings. I've never played tennis in my life, but I was tempted by the cardio workout and the beer afterward. Also tempting was that we were all beginners, so my ego was safe. (That's important to the girl picked last in gym.)

I had a great idea to let the tennis enthusiasts, also known as my husband and mother-in-law, give me some lessons so that I don't look like an idiot during my next game. This is how they play:


BAM! POW! Take that, MOM!


BOOM! SWAT! I gave birth to 10-pound babies, BRING IT!


And then, there's me:



Um, can I stand at half-court? When is the water break?

I'm haven't quite earned my tennis skirt yet:

6 comments:

robertandstaci said...

I feel so in tune with you at this moment! I've just signed up for a beginner's group tennis class that starts next week so I can have better luck playing with Robert in the future. He gets so impatient with me sometimes. :)

Mum said...

You come by it naturally (the legs and tennis savy)....my own cousin only played w/ me once....but one time this guy that really wanted to date me made a tennis date everyday for two weeks..and he was a very good player...so really, lack of ability didn't matter cause he just wanted to hang w/ me...and he made me better by encouragement, not comparison. I hope you, and Staci, find playing buddies that are fun....

Trait said...

This really made me laugh. Don't worry about being a beginner. We were all there at one time. Besides, you look hot out on the tennis court.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Trait, you look ravishing on the Tennis Court. Keep up to good work. Maybe you can teach me a few things.

Jamie

Sara Beth Criner said...

I relate, boy how I relate! lol my hand eye coordination equals zero and I just decided to never get in the line to be picked cause I would have been last lol

Tracey said...

HILARIOUS!!! THANKS FOR YOUR HUMOR!!