Saturday, December 20, 2008

TENNIS-BALLS-A-RINGING

Well, hit the USTA tennis circuit today with my oldest daughter. Yes, she was crushed 0-6, 0-6 but to top it off, it was by an 11 year old. Her mother says she plays 3 hours a day! Wow...not only is it a lot of time but also, expensive! Her friend who is also 14 almost lost to a 8 year old and she is pretty good. So watch out for the young kids--peaking a little early I would say! Is the world crazy out there? In spite of the recession, we have been fortunate to be invited to a few parties this year. Tonight was a lovely party with a small group of friend and their children. Lovely, lovely, lovely, perfect evening! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season--4 more days.

8 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

Hey PPPG - I tagged you. Also made a little comment about you in the tag ;-)

Preppy 101 said...

And I do agree about how crazy it is to be peaking at such a young age. I have NEVER seen that type of situation result in anything good. . .

SPG said...

I love Christmas parties. My Little Brother has seen the ball and he loves it (he plays tennis too)

Amanda C. Bee said...

Love that tennis ball bulb!

thepreppyprincess said...

Hopefully she had a little bit of fun, at least anticipatory, or was she too stressed out? As someone who did the figure skating thing, it can be rugged, but it was also great discipline.

Good for you on enjoying the parties!
Ho-Ho-Ho,
tp

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Those crazy 8-year-olds! I worry so much about kids like that... I hope they don't have ulcers already! Sounds like your daughter has the perfect balance of being talented at this but also doing other things. Love the ornament, too!

SassyEngineer said...

Just wanted to let you know that I left you a little something on my blog!

The 5 Bickies said...

My hubby and I often have this conversation about kids peaking early. There is a good chance they will burn out when they are too good at 10. My husband also firmly believes that their early success may lead to a lifetime of disappointment in the workplace and in other places of their lives.

Our son is just average and we have to remind him often that it is ok.