Giving Double-Dribble a Whole New Meaning

posted by Momo Fali on January 20, 2013

My 14 year old daughter is finishing up her 8th grade basketball season and last week, among the many emails from her future high school, current teachers, and summer camps, there was a message from her basketball coach that stood out from the rest.

It said that the girls needed to work on their rebounding, it gave the practice schedule for the week, and then there…at the bottom…I read a little, golden nugget; plans for a mothers vs. daughters basketball game.

Aw, yeah!

At the final practice of the season, a pack of 40-something, prone-to-get-distracted-by-wine, possibly-running-the-court-while-wearing-walking-boots, women will be taking on a sprightly bunch of teens. I can’t wait.

For one, it gives me ample excuse to embarrass my daughter. We’re planning to wear tube socks. And, maybe silk shorts.

It will also give me a chance to show off my impressive wing-span. They don’t call me “Orangutan Arms” for nothing!

And, lastly, even though it is highly likely that we will get our butts kicked, there is an ever so slight chance that we will have eternal bragging rights.

Not to mention that I finally get a chance to wear my headband again.

Bring it, girls.

    Comments

  • Chris


    The headband is a must! Good Luck in destroying your daughter’s team and all their future dreams of WNBA stardom! ;D

  • Melisa


    Do you have a sleeping bag I can borrow? Because I’m coming to town for this.

    • Liz


      I think maybe you should vlog it for Momo ;)

      • Melisa


        Hmm. Good idea. I’ll need a camera crew though. Wanna come?

  • Toni


    That’s SO cool! Thought you were going to say tube TOPS!!! I love you much Momo but I’m putting my money on Ali.. Like the ‘band tho’…:)

  • MommyTime


    This is FANTASTIC!! I hope you do wear silk shorts. Have fun.

  • Piper


    Video footage on the blog or it never happened.

    Oh man, I can’t wait for this either :)

  • Mama D


    Love it! Hoping for a triumph of experience over youthful energy. :)

  • Alexandra


    Promise me live tweeting!!

  • tracey


    Oh my God. This makes me hope my son joins a team in high school, too! I want lots of photo AND VIDEO!

  • Jenny


    I need to see this. Are you all going to rock the old school high tops as well? I need to break out my shooting jersey and shorts for a photo of myself in my old high school basketball gear. You have inspired me!

  • tara


    Ahhaha hell yeah! That is going to be awesome. Tube socks and headband are required!!

  • meleahrebeccah


    “a pack of 40-something, prone-to-get-distracted-by-wine, possibly-running-the-court-while-wearing-walking-boots, women will be taking on a sprightly bunch of teens. I can’t wait.”

    OMG! Now THAT is going to be one hellova fun game!!

    PS: That headband rules!

  • Moon HalloranLeady


    Oh my! That’s awesome!!! Definitely wear the silk shorts and tube socks. Need a nice par of Chucks to go with those or some old Adidas haha.

    I “double-like” the headband as well :)

  • mare


    what fun! Have some BenGay on hand. :-)

  • Shamelessly Sassy


    I think you should be wearing that headband on EVERY SINGLE trip to the grocery store.

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