Monday, February 21, 2011

NBA All-Star Weekend Preparations

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This past weekend was the NBA All-Star Weekend. Elijah was beyond excited when I told him we were going to go to Grandma and Grandpa's so he could watch the game. Two days before the game, I called Elijah to dinner and he asked if he could finish setting up his NBA All-Star stuff after dinner. Huh? This is what I later found. I love him.

The preparations: Handmade All-Star poster, outfit (Michael Jordan jersey, of course) including socks, basketball silly bandz, and his handmade Michael Jordan "Buble Book."
Saturday, the day before the actual game, and the day of his pictures for his YMCA basketball team I found him in the bathroom getting his tattoo work ready for the All-Star weekend.

When Elijah showed up for pictures day with tattoos on his neck and forehead another mom said to me . . ." I was stressed that my son was wearing black socks with his white shoes. Then I saw Elijah and his tattoos and felt much better."

You're welcome.


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7 comments:

Kristin said...

Ahh yes... Love the moms that have to emphasize the things that frustrate us. I'd rather have a tattoed kid than a kid in black socks any day...

TDM Wendy said...

Kristin,
It's okay. I wasn't bothered. It captures who Elijah is (NBA lover) so I just laughed.

the little dragonfly said...

Wendy you are sooooo much more easy going than me because I probably would have freaked on the tatoos on the forehead. I struggle when Jason dresses her and it doesn't match! But with a therapy maybe some day I won't care. :0)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

oh my gosh...that mom's comment is CLASSIC!
And, Elijah is hardcore. Love it.

forever folding laundry said...

Love that other mom's comment - hilarious!

And Eazy would have been proud of all of his neck tattoos. Represent.

~Keri

Sar said...

Haaaaaahahaha my type of guy. When you love something, you just gotta show it.

TDM Wendy said...

Keri,
Too funny. Yes, Eazy would be proud :)
Sar,
Yes, he wears his passion every day.