A month ago we were staying with two of our grandchildren for the weekend while their parents were away and we were fortunate to be able to spend some time with them at various sporting fixtures.
The first up for the weekend was our grandson’s cricket match.
The next event was a basketball game at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne. My son-in-law had purchased two tickets before he found out about the commitment they had in Sydney so he asked me if I would like to take Lewis to the basketball instead. I jumped at the chance as it is decades since I last attended a live basketball match.
What an eye opener that was. All singing, all dancing, bells and whistles, smoke makers, heat blasts. It was almost as if the basketball was a sideline. So commercial and so focused on making money. Apart from that I enjoyed the sport but could have done without the constant commentary telling me what I should be doing as a member of the audience. Just let me watch the game.
The following day we were off to swimming lessons with our granddaughter. Again it was great to see the progress in skills since we last watched her swimming.