Last Saturday marked the end of regular season for our youth football program.
My middle ended the season heading to playoffs…
They aren’t number one but he sure feels like it.
#3 ended the season uncertain about whether he will return to the field next year, but still smiling because that’s just who he is. And also, they gave him a snack. And let him hang out with his friends. And made him a cool shirt with his name on the back. He’s easy to please like that…
As sad as I am to see it all come to an end, it’s a little bit ridiculous how excited I am for a couple of weeks of relative downtime. Having a few evenings where we can eat dinner at regular dinner time (not 4pm or 9pm), do our homework at an actual table (not while bouncing around in the car), and spend some time reconnecting (and catching up on missed episodes of Duck Dynasty) before the next sporting season (basketball) begins.
I love sitting on the sidelines cheering my throat sore for these Dudes, but man is it exhausting.
Sorta like finding the perfect costume for your middle schooler.
We went to four stores and searched online.
He finally found something…
When he walked it over to me in Target last Saturday, I did a double take. Like a for real one. And then I basically had a conversation with myself over it:
Me: Wait. You want to be a gorilla?
Me: Come on. What? It’s a gorilla.
Me: But. Why? A. GORILLA?
Him: Staring. Yeah.
Me: Um, okay. So, you’re like going to wear this to school? On Halloween? Like, all day?
Me: Are you sure? Because I’m not paying $25 for this moneky suit if you’re not going to wear it (laughing hysterically at my funny).
Me: Fine, Gorilla Boy. Put it in the cart so we can get out of here. Are we done?
This is what talking to Dudes is like.
I’ve determined that he wanted to get the costume because it’s really funny and all of his friends will laugh. Plus, he will be warm when he’s walking around the neighborhood and he can wear it to scare his brothers at least once a week for the next 4 years as it should fit him for a few more inches.
I’m not sure how I know this, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t something he said.
This week we’re featuring a little womb action courtesy of Really, Are You Serious and her 3D ultrasound! Pop over and see if she’s adding another girl to her 3 lady household or if a boy is making an appearance!