Golf Pick Straight To Mah Heart

posted by on 04/13/2012 | 19 comments (leave one of your own)

I’m not one of those moms that’s all, “I wish I they would just stay little” and “Oh, how I wish they would stay like this for life” because, dude, kids grow up, that’s what they are supposed to do. And the older and cooler the children get, that means I’m somewhat doing this mom job properly.

But yesterday when Troy lost his shit over a $1.99 golf club at the thrift store even though we were there looking for a side table and none of us know jack about golfing?  And proudly cared it to the register and patted my leg with gratitude whispering, “Oh, thank you, thank you” the entire time I was buying it for him?

A teeny, tiny part of me wished it was always like this, it’s easy, almost too easy.  He was so proud of his “new golf pick” all because I, keeper of the dollars and dreams, forked over a few bills.


One day, he will be texting and driving and have friends and secrets and that’s the way it goes. But today? Today we golf.


  • koreen

    Ah, so sweet… Troy with a weapon! 😉

  • Melissa

    Awww <3

  • Kelleyellen

    I agree, it hurts my heart a twinge that my 10mo old seems more like a toddler than a baby now, but it’s also pretty frickin sweet that she’s growing and doing more cool stuff.

  • JC

    Gotta nurture those enthusiasms when they get them. You never know which will turn into a career, a lifelong love, a fleeting romance….whatever.

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you

    i have hard time with the chirens getting older. for it means i am old.
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  • christina h

    he better not be texting while driving

  • Andrea @ Bubblewrapp'd

    Love!!! 🙂 We just bought the boys a putter because we took them mini-golfing, and now they’re obsessed.
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  • ed

    he’s so cute…my 3 yr. old usually wants the most random or gross item at the thrift store…but a funny coincidence- just yesterday I was at a thrift store and thought of you- I saw a hilarious sweater with a big squirrel on the front, eating a nut!

  • designhermomma

    thrift shopping brings out the best in all of us, I’m convinced. And did you have to go out and buy some balls for that stick?
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  • TB at bluecollarworkman

    I love this kind of stuff. It’s the little things sometimes. I was working at this jobsite once that was an apartment building. A tenant there talked with my coworker and I as we retrofitted this place for like an hour. At the end, she said, “Wait wait wait, don’t move!” She walked off and came back with this old, beaded purse. She wanted me to have it for my wife or something (the lady was old, who knows the thoughts that were meandering through her head). I took it home and gave it to my youngest and she absolutely flipped out. She LOVED it. She carried that thing around and used it for EVERYTHING for months! I love that kind of stuff. LIke your boy with the golf club.
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  • Liz

    So happy to see at his young age his engaging in sports. Thanks for sharing these with
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  • Lindsay

    He is just too cute. I seriously gushed over him to a co-worker the other day and then had to hastily explain why I wasn’t a creep.
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  • lariane

    Great picture. I am so happy for seeing a child enjoying of what they did.
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  • Rae

    I’m always amazed at what kids take to in thrift stores. Good thing it was a golf club and not an 8 track player that no longer works 🙂
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  • BusyDad

    I remember when I first discovered my dad’s golf clubs. I made my own mini golf course in the back yard. It was awesome! Then I discovered that you could also lop off the heads of dandelions with them. My yard became the killing fields of all of the flowers.
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  • Elaine

    You are so wise… 🙂
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  • Gordon

    Fantastic images. I see a tour player here, someday.

  • Sandra92

    You have an awesome post. You have made me cry. Love it.
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  • Amon Wild

    It is good to notice kids interests at their tender ages for they might turn out to be their source of income in the future. Like that kid seems to love golf a lot. He may end up being the best golfer when he is mature.

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