Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes!

Thank you everyone for the Happy Birthday Wishes! I want to share one of them I received from my hubbie, he's the one with the Anime and Manga Cartoons blog, so my Birthday message from him is very appropriate! Couldn't tell you who the character is or what Anime she's in, but I bet he could if you want to post the question on his site.

Now, turning to other things, the kids started school this week. It's been tough getting them back in the rhythm of coming home and doing their homework, reading, etc. But they are getting better. And one more thing, my son is now old enough to play Junior High football. Out here Junior High officially starts with 6th grade and High School starts with 9th grade. So, he's now on the Rankin Red Devil Junior High Football Team. Go Devils!

This is going to be a real learning experience for me. I wasn't involved in sports during school, even though I wanted to. Our school was just to big and just too many kids, so when they had the tryouts at the first of the school year, of course, I wasn't in the best of shape after a summer of lounging by the pool. So, of course, didn't get picked for Athletics. Even though, later during the spring, I matched the fastest time in the world, this was back in 1984, of 10.6 in the 100 meter dash. My gym teacher just gawked at me and asked why hadn't I been in her Athletics Class. It was already to late in the year for me to switch and the next year I was going to High School.

So, I keep telling my son how great an opportunity this is for him. There are so few boys in his class, the coach just wants male bodies he can train for the team. So, the coach was very happy to see Nathan show up for the first practice. Nathan is just built like a football player, which means he's not really built like his daddy's side of the family but more like the guys on my side. To tell the truth, he really reminds me a lot of my dad. I wish I had some pictures of when my dad was Nathan's age and I think I would see a lot of resemblance.

Well, we'll see how practice keeps coming along, how well Sonya gets back in the swing of things with school, and all that good stuff in the coming weeks, so I'll keep ya posted!

1 comment:

Mabunny said...

Nik, my mom tried to leave you a happy birthday comment but I guess she did it wrong:)) so Happy Birthday from your mom #2!

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