Wednesday, March 21, 2012


One of the most rewarding parts of being a mother is watching your child discover something they love.
This guy loves rugby.
Everything about it.
I know not a single rule of the game.  I know that scoring is called "a try" and that there are different point values assigned to different things, but that's about all I know.  Oh, and that they hit each other a lot--and HARD--and there's something called a scrum, but I don't know much more than that it's a huddle of some kind.

All I know?
I love him, and if he loves rugby, then so do I.

Linking this post to Jenny Matlock's R Alphabe-Thursday.
Jenny Matlock


  1. Rugby scares me. Not that I have ever played or anything. How great though that he has found he loves it!
    And I won't mention how jealous I am that there are people actually SWIMMING in the background. Sigh...all we have is wind, sand and more wind.

  2. Jen, you definitely need to visit New Zealand - home of the world champions in rugby, the All Blacks. I grew up in a house with four brothers and a Dad and Nana who lived and breathed rugby. Dad often will check the rugby calendar before committing to anything. Hope Ben is enjoying playing without all the padding used in American Football!! Catherine

  3. What I like about rugby is the huddle!

  4. That last picture is great.

    And rugby is one tough game.


  5. i don't know about how the game is played but it looks challenging and exciting as depicted in your shots! your shots are great by the way.


  6. I'm not sure of the rules of rugby but agree with you. When your child likes something - you go with it. Great set of action shots too!

  7. I love those black and white pictures. I don't know anything about rugby either...but I know how you feel. A few years ago I didn't know anything about tennis. It's pretty cool what our kids introduce us to!

  8. There's something about a photo taken with a camera aimed with a mother's love - these are all winners!
    Rugby - not my game, although my nephew played university rugby. It's such a rough game. Perhaps I shouldn't say anything about missing ear lobes .......

  9. oh rugby. It is the real man's sport. I remember having a big crush on a rugby player in college. So, I commend him and you for letting him! ;)

    Side note: where is that slide in the background?

  10. i've seen it a few times on the telly watching england vs ireland or something and those dudes are fierce!

    just cover ur eyes a lot and clap! haha

  11. hahaha! Holy model shot, Benjamin! If you weren't so much younger..... Kidding. ;)

  12. I don't know anything about it either, but it appears as though your son does! He looks so handsome in the uniform....

  13. Awesome post.
    Great pictures.

    Don't know a think about Rugby.

  14. THat's cool. I love rugby. I may have mentioned before that my step son plays. Top ranked collegiate player in the country. Cool kid. Very cool kid.

    I think that the kids who play rugby learn some valuable lessons that kids playing other sports miss.

  15. We were a soccer but no matter what sport it's so hard to see them get hit but so wonderful watching them do something they love. Beautiful photos.

  16. He is seriously such a little stud. Those pictures are really awesome.

  17. Of course you do! He's such a handsome man. And I don't know anything about Rugby either. Oh I know of a historical town called Rugby. It's in Tennessee. Love the black and white photos.~Ames

  18. I don't know anything about Rugby either...

    What a Remarkable young man he is though!

    Great post for the letter "R"!

    Thanks for linking.