Today I bought a netball ring on a stand for the girls to practise their shooting. At least, it said it was a netball ring, but in fact it’s the size of a basketball hoop. It also came with a net to attach to the ring, a la basketball. I asked my husband not to put the net on when he was assembling it, since netball doesn’t use a net and I figured the girls would be better off practising the way they would be playing.
But he put it on. When I asked why, he explained that Baby Duck had insisted.
“You have to have a net,” Baby Duck said, “because it’s netball. If you don’t it would just be ringball.”