I knew it was going to be insane this weekend and I was right. Saturday morning I had to be up to the fields by 10:30 to help out at the souvenir stand. Immediately afterward the boys' games started. The youngest played defense during his two scrimmages and the oldest played both offense and defense for both of his. A welcome improvement over our first year of football!
For those of you who are new to the blog and just tuning in, our first year with the program (2006) was rather discouraging. At that time the oldest boy was just old enough to get onto a team. Unfortunately, he had a coach who didn't really believe in giving the kids fair time on the field. He had his favorites and he played them. Our boy, who was admittedly not a star player, was put on the field the bare minimum of plays allowed at each and every game. When confronted, the coach always seemed to have an excuse. It was beyond frustrating.
So, kudos to the coaches this year. I don't know if the rules have changed or what, but the coaches are giving each of them plenty of play time. A just reward for the hours of practice each one has put in during the week! Okay, it might help that the oldest has a better idea of what's going on this time around and my youngest is a bit on the competitive side and wants to do well.
In any event, they're being on the field made the 6 1/2 hours I had to be up at the fields enjoyable. Except for the bees. I could have done without the bees. They were everywhere!
After the games I rushed the kids home, got them cleaned up, and then we were out the door to finish up our school shopping. We were going to get haircuts that night, too, but I decided to save some money and do the haircutting myself the next day. Almost $300 later we pulled back into the driveway.
Gotta love this time of year.
The next day should have been a bit more leisurely, but when you're hardly home during the week, there's a pile of housework that needs to be done. I washed our bedding, did some laundry, washed both dogs, did some preventative flea treatment on the bedroom carpet (Yes, the puppy brought home fleas from our last camping trip. Yippee.), went grocery shopping, and made dinner. I have to add the making dinner in there. I don't cook. The fact that I not only made dinner, but I actually used the grill to do so, is a big deal in my world!
See..crazy busy! Other than a bubble bath Sunday morning, I didn't have a chance to sit down and relax until almost 9:30 last night! No wonder I'm tired.