Ouch My Elbow!

Recently, the following incident occurred at our older son Benjamin's basketball practice.

Put a group of fifth grader's in a room or gym for an hour and entertainment is guaranteed.

Also, Joey Basketball is one of Benjamin's aggressive teammates.

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JOEY BASKETBALL: Coach my elbow!  Ouch, ouch, ouch!!!

Tears stream down Joey's cheeks.

COACH: Joey, calm down! Can you move it? Ok, good. What happened?

Joey wipes the tears from his face with his non-injured arm, and goes back to rubbing his elbow.

JOEY BASKETBALL: Well, I was trying to get that last rebound and I slammed my elbow hard! It went right into Benjamin's face!  Ouch, ouch ouch!

Frowning, coach looks at Benjamin--he is rubbing a red mark on his forehead and smiling.

COACH: Good gosh Joey! Get back out there! Ball in!

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I knew Benjamin having younger siblings who act like he is a human trampoline and daily pummel him would pay off with toughness.

Bring it on Joey!



17 comments:

Jax said...

LOL What a trooper!!! His face vs. the kids elbow? 1 for the face!! lol

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! GOOOOOO Benjamin!

Miranda Hardy said...

That's cute! I can see Benjamin's smile.

Pat Hatt said...

LOL takes the hit and keeps on trucking.

Talli Roland said...

Hahaha! This made me giggle. :)

messymimi said...

Too funny! Thanks for the smile this morning.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Looks like Ben is making a name for himself...AND his cheekbones.

Good story.

Stay safe.

Carol Kilgore said...

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Go Team Benjamin!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Boys will be boys.

Rachel Lloyd said...

Love it! You go Benjamin! Julia (13)played on an all boys basketball team last year, she hung in there and didn't cry once!We are raising troopers.

Hilary said...

Oh boy! This reminds me of when an acquaintance's son came running up to her with his mouth gushing blood and a tooth missing. He was crying for his pain and fear and Mom was thinking ahead about saving the tooth. "Where did your tooth end up?" Through his tears he pointed to his brother who was gushing from his head.. which is where the tooth was lodged.

SuziCate said...

Now, Joey is my kind of kid!
This sounds like the daily exchanges between a group of scouts we had with the one who always whined in instances like this!

SuziCate said...

Oops, I meant Benjamin is my kind of kid...Joey Basketball was the whiner...sorry about the typo!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Too funny! It *does* hurt to knock your funny bone though.

Candice said...

Yeah, it really suck s when you hurt your elbow on someone's face. LOL

Lisa said...

One just never knows where those life skills will come in handy.

terri said...

Ha! Good on your boy! He's not going to be one to let anyone get him down.