I'm curious how many families get into bowling? The family that bowls together stays together. : )
My husband and I met in the bowling alley in 1975. In 76 I had our first child. When Chris was 6 weeks old we drug him to the bowling alley. My first time bowling after months. I was so excited when I bowled a rare 200 game.
Around 2 we left Chris throw a few balls. No bumpers for our kids. Around 4 or 5 he got his first strike while we were bowling in a summer league, everyone applauded. The little guy loved the attention.
Both our kids bowled junior leagues, summer adult/child was a must. Those were good times but the best is now. The past few years we've bowled summer leagues as a family. It's great.
I tease Chris when he beats Dad he can go pro. Several times this summer both guys opened with 5 or more strikes, just waiting to see who opened first.
Last night was the last of summer league. Dad had the first nine strikes in the last game and bowled a 277. Chris beat Dad with a 300. Chris's only other 300 was in a tournament at an alley he never bowled in.
We have so much fun bowling as a family I'm surprised we don't meet more families bowling. I used to wish our bowling alley had a winter adult/child league. It's nice they're now old enough to bowl with us as peers.
Memorial weekend we rented a car and a room. The whole family went to watch Chris bowl in a scratch tournament. We spent the entire weekend at the alleys. Best time we all had in a while.
Big tournaments are super. We met all sorts of folks. I met a lady who takes her kids to all her husbands tournaments and watches. I hope someday my son meets someone like her.
I'm just curious how many families bowl together? When we were involved with the Junior leagues, it seemed like a babysitting service for many parents. We had a hard time back then getting people to keep score for the young children. And not many of those kids went on to adult leagues.