B is for… #atozchallenge


is for bowling. We went bowling before supper yesterday evening. Last year when we went it was Cosmic. The regular lights were off and the black lights were on. The kids were amazed, of course. And had a blast.

This year, since we went before supper instead of after, it wasn’t cosmic. But it was still just as exciting.

The thing is, especially if you’re reading this in the States, the pins here are wickedly different. Everyone knows what a typical bowling pin looks like – fat bottom, skinny neck and head on top. Here in Canada it’s called candle pin bowling. The pins resemble, you guessed it, candles. Tall. Skinny. And the ball is about the size of a softball. Yes, you still launch it by rolling it underhand. But you get 3 rolls here and you don’t clear the knocked down pins between rolls! You get to use the pins you knock down to knock down other pins. That didn’t matter, though. It didn’t help me any.

Crash still won.

Bang had a blast for one game then was done. DW and I were going to let Crash and Bang bowl a game by themselves, but Bang bowed out. He’d met his bowling quota. So DW and I took turns taking Bang’s turn and play again Crash.

Crash still won.

is also for Bang. He is our 4 year old heathen. He frustrates us to no end with his stubbornness. He also provides plenty of comedic relief. Today we climbed “Jacob’s Ladder” – an incredibly long set of stairs along a hiking trail. At the top he looks over the edge and hollers, “Look at this view! Jesus we’re up high!”. While in the pool, he swam over to DW and says, “Mom! Feel my shorts. They’re drenched!” She responds with, “Yeah. That’s what happens when you’re in the pool.” He’s our buddy, our bud with a beautiful soul with a bad streak. He might be bothersome, but he’s still the best baby brother.

jacob's ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

20 thoughts on “B is for… #atozchallenge

  1. B…eautiful. I can’t imagine candlepin bowling. I”m bad enough at bowling the American way. (Let’s just say, If I could switch my golf score and my bowling score, I’d be on the LPGA.) Good luck on the challenge!


  2. Your posts always make me smile 🙂 I love the alliteration at the end with the letter B. Sounds like an interesting game of bowling to me, seeing as I’m in the states. Candle pins? Weird, but I’m intrigued! Looking forward to C!


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  4. Nice to meet you and your family! I used to love taking my son “glow” bowling. Little by little, the bowling alleys are closing in my area. It seems that bouncy places and laser tag are more in vogue.


    • We used to have a bowling ally here in town but closed about 6 years ago, unfortunately. They do seem to be going by the wayside. Thanks for stopping by for a read. Always glad to have new comers 🙂


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