© 2012 Aaron Atkinson

Diving Lessons

At family dinner a couple of Sundays ago, Laura’s eight year old cousin was telling me about his basketball team.

Jackson: We’ve won three and lost zero.

Me: That’s awesome. What’s your favorite part about playing basketball?

Jackson: I don’t know. But I know my least favorite part… when they foul me and the refs don’t call it.

With that, Jackson got up to get some more lemonade from the kitchen.

Me: That’s a pretty easy problem to fix. Have your Dad teach you how to take a dive.

Jackson: (backing away from me into the kitchen) Take a what?

Me: A dive. It’s where you….

He stepped onto the dog sleeping on the kitchen floor, tripped and fell into a heap.

Me: Never mind. Next time you get fouled, just do that.


  1. Janet
    Posted February 8, 2012 at 4:47 am | #

    Awesome!!! 🙂

  2. jackson
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm | #

    cousin Aaron nice one I like it buddy

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