My 10-year old son relaces his first glove!

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My 10-year old son relaces his first glove!

Postby rmiller » September 1st, 2008, 12:54 am

Over the past few weeks, my son Tennyson has been telling me he wants to learn how to lace gloves. Yesterday, we dug through some boxes of gloves I have acquired over the years from various places. He found this Rawlings kids glove, and decided to work on it.

He did most of the work- I helped. The only thing he didn’t do was the wrist strap- I took care of that. Other than that, it was him doing the work with me helping as needed. When he was struggling I would ask if he wanted help as I reached for the glove, he would pull it away, saying, “No dad, I can do it!” Half the time, he would ask for help a minute later, but the other half he struggled through it, and did it on his own.

He decided on the dark blue lace, so we went with that. It was a good weekend- lacing a glove with my son while watching my alma mater beat Michigan. He’s excited to do another one.

My wife took several pictures:
http://picasaweb.google.com/jeheanahee/ ... nS1stGlove
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Postby fuzzydogg22 » September 1st, 2008, 6:51 am

ha, that looks better than my 1st re-lace. nice work
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Postby wickedwoman11 » September 1st, 2008, 9:46 am

That looks awesome! He did a great job...much better than I did on my first relacing attempt this weekend. :D
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Postby awarsoca » September 1st, 2008, 8:18 pm

nicely done (c:
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Postby Cowboy7130 » September 1st, 2008, 10:53 pm

Great job, and a great memory!
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Postby BuffaloGlover » September 2nd, 2008, 4:44 pm

Great job! Glad to see your son's enthusiasm, especially at his age. Both my son's were teenagers when I started re-lacing gloves, and they would just leave the room when I would begin a new project. :)

Just awesome!
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Postby candlestick » September 3rd, 2008, 2:11 pm

Nice smile and a thumbs up! Great job.
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