Monday, May 22, 2006

Weekend Recap

What a difference a year makes. Isaac played Little League for the first time last year. He loves baseball. He was thrilled to finally be on a team. We talked about teamwork and sportsmanship. Being a good loser and a gracious winner. He ha an absurd amount of practice at being a good loser. His team mascot should have been Charlie Brown because they lost all but one game of the season. The other game they tied. It was a hard season. But he was still excited about playing again this year.

As you know, he broke his thumb at the beginning of the year which took him out of the game a while. Saturday was his first game back, although the team had played several already and even won some of them...YAY!! He was the starting pitcher and did ok. At his age, the kids swap positions a lot. At the end of the game he was moved to first base. The bases were loaded, score was 4-5, our team leading, and the opponent had 2 outs. The next batter came up and cracked a line drive straight down the first base line. Isaac knocked the ball down, scooped it up and tagged the base to save the game. WOOHOO!!! Now winning is not everything but after the dismal season last year and his personal frustration at the beginning this year I'm really happy his team is doing better this year and he had a little moment of glory.

Calypso informed me late last week that some time during my heaviest drug haze she lost her clarinet and she had removed her name tag from it. She doesn't know exactly when or where. We just paid the thing off in December. I kept repeating the mantra 'the child is more important than the clarinet.' On the same day she gave me this news she also decried the injustice of being the only 7th grader in her class without her own cellphone. Hhhmm, real head scratcher there, eh? Last night she announced that perhaps the instrument was in her locker, 'It's a mess and lots of things get lost in there, Mom.' My dear, the thought of emptying said locker did not cross your mind before this, even though we specifically asked??

Sunday morning we went to church and, of her own initiative, Diana walked beside me like a Secret Service agent clearing a crowd. Fiercely guarding my left side, barking at me if I turned too quickly, and barking at anyone who approached me from the left she moved me through the crowded lobby. I had to stifle giggles at such an act of kindness expressed in such a ferocious manner. I truly feared for the well-being of anyone who may have accidentally bumped my arm.

So, how was your weekend?

16 comments:

The Village Idiot said...

Dearest Lime,

Here Ya go:

Jack-Off: Jack Daniels, coke, iced tea, ice
Stephanie’s Coke Lobster: Crown Royal, chambord, cranberry juice, coke

Hope you voted for the lobstah.

Your Fan,
the idiot

steve said...

LOL!!

Dont ya just LOVE to win!!!

Blither said...

Don't get the cell phone.. Trust me on this one!! Just let them borrow yours if they really need to be reached by their PARENTS! Grumble.. Cell phone bills!

haha.. Lime I love your post!

Jodes said...

ok school lockers are not that big and losing a clarinet in there is scary since it would take up half of the locker......wow it must be a mess.

snavy said...

You had quite a busy weekend!

LOL - I cannot believe she didn't check her locker. Sounds like something my brother would do (middle child also).

My weekend involved a lot of driving in the rain! Woohoo....

BTExpress said...

It's good to be a winner. I'll bet you were thrilled for him? My weekend? Lori spent the weekend, actually all last week, with me so how do you think it went? ;-)

Tommy Gunn said...

Well my weekend was spent on the back porch watching the sun march across the sky and contemplating my tiny place in the grand scheme of the universe. It worked ... I didn't do a damn thing but it cleared my head and I feel like a new man. Thanks for asking. Have a great day Lime.
TG

AndyT13 said...

Well that's a lovely recap. Congrats on having such great kids.
I like your responses to that meme. It takes a special talent to sing in the key of Z. Not everyone can do that! :-)

MyUtopia said...

Your daughter sounds like me, when I was that age. I was forever loosing things.

Bridget Jones said...

That sounds like one great kid there, clarinet and all. Congrats, Limey...and lotsa these ((((((hugs))))))

Dr. Bridg

logo™ said...

ooops, locker, check the locker,
tee hee

YAY Isaac!

That Diana, what a sweetie.

Breazy said...

YAY! Way to go Isaac ! How sweet of your daughter to protect you! I bet ya that clarinet can be found in the locker underneath all of that unidentifiable stuff . My daughter is the same way with things but her locker is always the last place she looks ! Sounds like a fun weekend . I had a great weekend too and I posted about it on my blog !

ttfootball said...

My u-11 team got whipped :( Its ok tho, it'll make them give me more at practice.
I wish I had had a guard like that for my knee...

Gary said...

That clarinet story is pretty funny. I'll bet if she had a lost cell phone she would search that locker through and through.

barefoot_mistress said...

I am glad you were well protected Lime, during your visit to church!

The Zombieslayer said...

His team mascot should have been Charlie Brown because they lost all but one game of the season.

Hope he doesn't feel too bad. Junior's last team before this current one only won one or two games. But the team was awesome. Great coach, good kids. That's more important anyways.