Kennedy Is From Venus, Aaron Is From Mars

5-11-2007 063

Kennedy has a much different approach to athletics than Aaron does. Here she is on the right, chatting up her defender in last night’s basketball game.

Aaron is a serious competitor. He plays so many sports our family tends to follow him around in the evenings, all throughout the year. Kennedy feels (understandably) slighted. Becoming involved in the local youth theater has helped, but this year Kennedy decided to try girl’s basketball. At her game last night I was thinking about how different she is from her brother.

Where Aaron is out to crush his opponents, Kennedy always tries to make friends with hers. At the break, Kennedy told Holly that this little girl had been a fish in the latest Youth Theater production, Thumbalina. Gushing with delight, Kennedy pointed out that she and her new friend were wearing the same number.

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3 thoughts on “Kennedy Is From Venus, Aaron Is From Mars

  1. arkaytee says:

    That’s so funny! I wonder if that’s a common difference in boy’s and girl’s sports. It seems like a closer relationship between the girls would lead to less competition during the game, and possibly the feeling of disappointment that your friend let you down if they do well in the game. Very interesting social dynamics.

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