Boxing Out? Huh?—Family Funny

Lisa Cherry —  February 17, 2012

By Lisa Cherry

At age five, Josiah has sat through more basketball games than I had sat through in my first 30 years.  He likes to sit on Dad’s lap while he coaches his three big brothers’ team.

From that vantage point, Josiah asked Doug an interesting question the other night during the third quarter:

“Daddy, don’t you guys ever practice boxing out anymore?

Boxing out? I don’t even know what that is!

Okay, I looked it up.  Boxing out is a play used to get rebounds. A player boxes out a player on the other team by getting between him and the basket.

But how did Josiah know what it was, and that the team needed to use it?

Don’t tell me kids don’t learn by watching and listening!  Makes me want to be extra careful of what they see and hear.  How about you?