Saturday, February 7, 2009

NBA – watch out

‘Cuz here comes Tripp! Now let me tell you about my middle chicklet. He is a GAMER. He hasn’t met a sport he doesn’t excel at. He is a natural athlete and has been since the first time he picked up a ball. He loves basketball and despite the lack of height in his genetics (poor baby) insists he’s going to play in the NBA. If it boils down to sheer will power, he WILL make it.

BUT in order for him to succeed in sports we’ve had to work really hard to get his behavior under control. He has ADHD, but his symptoms are not those you hear about every day. Tripp has always been very quick to anger and boils over with frustration; he’s very emotional and quick to tears. He expects PERFECTION from himself. We, his very loving, ever patient sometimes patient parents, only expect him to do his best. He wants more. He always wants more. One day, this will serve him well. Right now, let’s just say it’s a work in progress.

He’s SO much better now. Medicine, after countless months of experimenting, and maturity (Tripp’s M&Ms) have helped more than I ever thought or hoped.

I’m so very proud of our male chicklet.

Now – on to the game.

While baby chicklet looked on….

Our male chicklet dribbled.

He hustled.

He blocked.

He assisted.

He broke away.

He posed. (Sorry, coach!)

And he had FUN with his team!

He was AWESOME! He scored a 3 pointer!! He had a great game….UNTIL one of the kids on the opposing team thought it was a hockey game and checked him into the score table. He was down for the count. Mama chick was a bit skeered for a minute when I thought he hit his head. No brain injuries, thank goodness, but he twisted his ankle.

Guess who was the lucky one to get to call his travel BASEBALL coach and tell him that Tripp wouldn’t be available for tomorrow’s scrimmage? You’ve got 3 guesses and the first two don’t count! Yepper – ME!! So, I’m praying for healing hands tonight and hoping it will be all better in the morning!

Look at that angel basketball player!

Isn’t he handsome?

Did I already say how proud I am of him???


  1. What a handsome boy!!

    He could play in the NBA, look at Spud Webb, he only stood 5 foot 6 inches and won the dunk contest in 1986.

  2. Handsome indeed! Look at him go! Loving all the pictures.

  3. Welcome to the world of SITS, from a SITS Welcomista! Love the pictures, and I totally understand what you are talking about regarding the ADD. My son is quick to anger and quick to get frustraighted and cry. He is so emotional. Thank God we finally found something that works for him!

  4. Back home and got caught up on the week. Granny and Pappy is very proud of Tripp. IWe know he can do anything he wants to. As for my Kaley Bug what can I say. All the love wrapped up in one package. Brittney is a very beautiful young lady. Granddad is still saying how beautiful she is. We love you all.

  5. Awesome pictures! What a fantastic post!

  6. Awwwww! What a proud mommy indeed! I love how you did those pictures, especially the "angel" shot! He is going to be a heartbreaker isn't he!!! My brother and sister have ADHD and man, it is challenging isn't it! Kudos to you!

  7. That was a great blog posting too. You showcased your awesome son AND your fantastic mamma bear skills. Effortlessly. This is exactly why I have blogger-envy. No seriously, I love your blog and will be coming back to visit often!

  8. Don't be skeered:) How handsome is he!? Love this post, can't wait to read your Not me's!

  9. Yup, the NBA better watch out. Great photos!

    And welcome to SITS

  10. Awwwwww!

    Yes, it can take forever to get meds on the right track. Glad things are evening out for him (and you!).


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