|I wonder if this video clip will work.|
Ed's varsity team pre-game dance thing.
|Tank's senior year water polo season. |
I lived for those games. So
exciting, and the other teams did not
expect us to be any good. We
beat our cross town rivals, the
'Entitled' school, twice that season.
Oh, the glory days!
The reason I refer to his spring sport as a 'stick it out' decision, is that his brother, Eddie, is NOT planning to play water polo -even though this is his senior season. He made this announcement before Christmas. Knowing that it would not impact his decision, I shared with him that this news caused a bit of my soul to die.
|Historically this is the only|
volleyball playing we do.
By 'we', I mean my
family minus me.
I suck at volleyball.
So, Ed plans to play volleyball. He has several friends on the team. He is 6'3" and the volleyball coach has big spiking plans for him.
Translation: I will be following 3 different high school sports this spring. The nice thing about having multiple kids play water polo was I could attend one match and not have to choose which high school kid I was going to watch. I am bracing for mayhem.
|Min playing b-ball and the fam watching |
in the stands. Can't miss Curly, right?
This is just the high school sports agenda. Now consider that Reg is thinking about doing track at the junior high and Curly has hopes of making the practice squad for soccer. Reg wants to try out for another season of travel basketball to liven up our evenings and weekends. It makes my head spin.
I assume this was in the cards for me because of my 5 year old aspirations: to be a cheerleader. I was NEVER remotely a cheerleading prospect. Trust me. Meanwhile, my brother, Pat, used to tell people that he wanted to be God when he grew up. In certain circles, there are those that believe he can walk on water. As for me, cheering for several teams is what I get for aiming high.
Oh my GOODNESS. That is a lot. A LOT.
I am already regretting letting Sarah be the lacrosse manager. Thankfully she doesn't have to go to the practices but their game schedule is crazy - usually two per week and she's swimming to get ready for summer league also with Girl Scouts thrown in there. Peter's running track but thankfully he can drive himself home from practice. I was just telling Sarah last night that if I had known how many games there were I would have told her to pick between swim and lacrosse. We only have two kids and it's just too much. I couldn't handle your schedule but it always seem like you make it work!
Fortunately we live less than 7 min from the high school, but away games, etc. It is hectic.
I don't do fast food so we eat lots of partially warm food on paper plates or in a thermos. Translation: the backseat of the car is littered with thermoses and soggy paper plates. It does get nutty when they have too much on their plates!
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