We went bowling over the weekend.
It looks like someone needs to teach Tommy about good sportsmanship.
He was ticked because he didn’t get a strike like Tom did. I said, “Kid, look, you knocked all but one pin down. That’s good!”
He was all, “It’s not good enough,” and pouted in his chair.
Gee, I wonder where he gets that behavior from?
Have I mentioned that Tom owns his own bowling ball and shoes? Well, he does. He used to be really into bowling. I find it amusing that he even has a special cloth to wipe down his ball after each use. He also has these shoe cover things to cover the bottom of his shoes.
I mocked him for that, too.
He was all, “What, the covers are so gross stuff don’t get on the bottom of them. Stuff can throw my balance off and I won’t be able to throw the ball well.”
Um. Okay. Psycho.
I use the bowling alley shoes and the bowling alley balls. I found a pretty pink one and thought that she and I would make a good team.
Make a good team, that is.
Because during my first two turns I got NOTHING. My ball kept rolling in the gutter.
“Do I need to put the bumpers up for you?” Smart Ass Tom called out.
I’d have given him the finger if the children hadn’t been around.
Natalie seemed to like bowling.
It was her first time so she didn’t really get the concept at first. When she rolled the ball down she was all, “Where da ball going?”
She soon got into the game and started to do a happy dance after each turn.
Well, he takes his game seriously. He’d march up there all determined and put on his special bowling gloves.
Yes. He also has bowling gloves.
Then he’d do this fancy move and hurl the ball down the lane.
When he’d finish with his turn he’d polish his ball down and put on his shoe covers. This is why there aren’t any photos of me. I asked him to take a photo of me but he was too busy messing with his ball (ha!) or his shoes.
Towards the end I debated hiding his shoe covers to see if he’d flip out.
I didn’t though.
Because I fear he would have flipped out. Heaven forbid something gets on the bottom of his bowling shoes.
In the end, we all had fun. Tommy did have a small meltdown because he didn’t understand why I got to have an extra turn. See, I got a spare on my last frame which meant I got to go again. I always forget this so I sat back down and Tom was all, “Go!” and I was all, “WTF, it’s not my turn, Tom. Duh.” And then he explained the rules to me.
So yeah, Tommy was all, “Why do you get to go again, that’s not fair,” and had an Asperger flare up. I calmly explained what happened and he took a few deep breaths and was able to calm himself down.
Until Natalie got a strike and got to go again.
Then he was all, “SHE gets to go again too?” So I was praying that he’d get a spare and get to go again.
So of course he pouted all over again so I had Tom explain the rules and Tom did and added, “Toughen up, okay?” Naturally this made me irritated with Tom because I had to re-explain Aspergers to him. I feel like I have to explain Tommy’s behavior on a weekly basis to Tom. He just doesn’t get it.
Other than that, it was an enjoyable evening.
I sucked, as you can tell (I'm A):
Tom’s score is covered but he got a 114. He was all, “That’s not good enough.”
Dude. I’d be thrilled with anything over 100.
But I guess he’s used to scores near the 200s or something.
Well, la-di-dah, Tom.