I Understand the Lighting Concept Behind Cosmic Bowling, But The Shoes Are Ridiculous.

Just a quickie today; we have a big afternoon planned. Sort of.

Although the boys went away for a week on a Sea Kayaking Trip in Georgia in June and then went to Boy Scout Camp for a week in July, we haven’t done much around here this summer: quite out of character for us. Yesterday we decided to go bowling, and it was really fun, though none of us broke 100 in any of the 3 games we played. (Oh well!)

For your enjoyment, here is my sixteen-year-old dressed in his tuxedo t-shirt, blue gym shorts, and those ugly fluorescent Cosmic Bowling shoes. I couldn’t resist a photo:

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The thirteen-year-old, the best bowler out of the three of us (he has also been to a bowling party or two in the last year: he’s had more practice!), wasn’t quite so “dressed up”:

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And finally, the shoes. Gawd-awful shoes. Since we were not there for Cosmic Bowling and all of the lights were on, we all looked a little like clowns.

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I think I will blame the ugliness of the shoes on our poor scores.

This afternoon? The boys turned down my offers to take them out to a place or two and instead decided that we will hunker down with popcorn and Sour Patch Kids to watch one of my all-time favorite movies, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. Really. THEY chose it. My kids are awesome, and totally know Quality Cinema when they see it. Woo hoo!


  • Melissa

    Sheesh! Those shoes are horrible. All you need is an orange wig and a red nose.

    We have Cosmic bowl out here, too. I have to say though the shoes are not nearly as scary!!

  • Michelle

    Great shirt!

    And it’s good to know that there’s a family I could bowl with. I rarely break 100, and I always break my thumbnail. But I don’t complain, and I keep going back to it!

  • Anissa Mayhew

    I love Ferris Bueller. I think one of my favorite moments with my son was after forcing him to watch Goonies after being begged to watch Transformers..and he looked at me and said “You got pretty good taste in movies, mom”. So proud. A tear.

    Anyways…I think you should go back and steal some of those shoes and wrap those babies up for Christmas!

    And then hide all their other ones. Cause nothing says love like a mama who dresses you like a clown.

  • Kat

    ROFL, these shoes are hilarious. Like something the 80’s chewed up and spit out.

    Suddenly I have the urge to bowl as well.

  • Andie

    I think part of the enjoyment of bowling is that it’s the only time you can wear ugly shoes and not get picked on for it. LOL

  • Astrogirl426

    “Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero…”

    Ooooh, those shoes….Those are shoes that even the head of Clown College would reject as being “too ridiculous”.

    Yikes. I think I need to go scrub my eyeballs now.

  • Dea

    I need a pair of those! Ok, so um – rented shoes might be one of the BEST reasons to play the Wii version of bowling…

  • KathyLikesPink

    Who has funny shoes? Anyone? Anyone?
    Yes the shoes are goofy but it’s pretty cool when all those black lights are on!

  • Sarah Clapp

    Those shoes are like they’ve been designed by Lilly Pultzer on crack!

    I love Ferris Bueller and that your sons picked it! I had a proud mommy momment when my son, 4 at the time, asked if the two of us, could watch Napoleon Dynamite.