Tuesday, October 07, 2008

We've Got Balls

The Man-Cub’s first football game of the season took place last night; our team played against the other third-and-fourth grade town team and, I am sad to say, lost. The kids played well, though and; considering that the Cub’s team is comprised mostly of third graders, that says a lot.

The Cub played especially well; he is playing in both the receiver and quarterback positions and has proven that he can run like he’s on wheels. This comes as no surprise to his father or me; we’ve been chasing him for years.

Today, The Girl is going to a neighboring town for her second-to-last volleyball game; she has improved a great deal this season but I think the whole team is burning out and the end of the season will be welcome.

Once the Cub’s football season ends the beginning of November, we will be free from sports and sports-related traveling and scheduling until wrestling season starts in February. I’m looking forward to the break but, with the holidays approaching; harbor no illusions of having extra time on my hands.


Ok, not really. I already have almost half of my Christmas shopping done and have no problem believing that I will be completely done by Thanksgiving. Then, the decorating and baking and wrapping and partying begin in earnest.

Maybe I should relax and enjoy myself now; even if it means doing it from a lawn chair on the sidelines of the football field.

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