March 27, 2012

Bowling for Dollars

I always like to compare the abilities of my kids.  If you recall in the past I have tackled little things like crossing their eyes and wiggling their nose.  Carter has shown impressive abilities, while Tyelr has shown he needs a little more practice. Today I am taking on the issue of bowling.  In my family bowling is a big deal.  When I was a kid, I was in a league every Saturday morning and I loved it.  Both of my parents bowl and have been know to travel around the country to various National Bowling Tournaments. Before you get the idea that they are professional bowlers, you have to take into account that these events are held in places like Reno and Vegas.  I think they have other ideas in mind when they travel to these tournaments.

When I was a kid I don't remember having bumpers to use, so I can only assume that there were a lot of games where my ball was consistently in the gutter.  Kids nowadays have it easy, just throw it down the lane and let the bumpers guide it in.  Now that Tyler is getting older I am starting to work on his technique.  I am trying to get him to slow down and actually roll the ball, instead of just throwing it down the lane.

As you can see we are getting there.  It's going to take time to get the form down, and working on converting those spares is something that is going to take a lot of practice.

As for Carter, he is a little younger so i am not so much concerned about his technique. The fact that the ball is going in the right lane and does not get stuck somewhere in the middle is good enough at this point.  He does seem to understand the importance of converting his spares though.

Final score: Carter 10; Tyler 8.  Needless to say the results did not make Tyler happy at all.  Yet again Carter shows that he is picking up things faster than his older brother.  If Tyler wants to be anything like Grandma and Grandpa we are certainly going to have to work on his game.  One of these days we will find some ability that Tyler can master that his brother can't.  But so far it seems with Carter, we have created a superhuman child.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?



  1. Damn, get them ready. Endorsement deals and all.  You may have a Pete Weber in the making

  2. Poor Tyler.  I feel bad for him.  His little brother keeps showing him up in these comparison videos. 

  3. Let's not not get too ahead of ourselves here... Next training is how to eat wings, drink beer, and bowl at the same time.

  4. One of these days we will find something... I do feel bad that his brother got a spare though, totally wasn't planning on that.