It's the beginning of Little League baseball season. That can mean only one thing. Isaac must engage in his annual ritual of donning his protective cup and only his protective cup, running a circuit through the house then whacking himself in the groin with a baseball bat and declaring, 'It works! Bring on the baseball!' Obviously, headless peeps are not the only weird traditions in this house. The boy came up with this one all on his own though.
In other news....
At Isaac's school the students are given incentive to behave and turn in their work and such by earning 'dog dollars' (a dog being the school mascot), which can then be traded in for such rewards as a homework pass or extra recess time and the like. Since he is a generally well behaved 11 year old who always does his homework he manages to earn about 10 dog dollars a week.
As we were driving home the other day he informed me that he is so excited that he got 20 dog dollars today. I asked what he did to earn that, thinking surely he had performed the heimlich maneuver on the principal or saved a lunch lady from slipping on spilt soup, or stopped a runaway schoolbus. Surely he had done something truly noteworthy and admirable in every way.
He proudly announced he'd won it in a poker game. During lunch he and 'the guys' have been playing poker with dog dollars and he cleaned their clocks today. You know...because Brucie can't bluff, and Jake can't bet.