His football season has really kicked into gear the past 2 weeks. He was so excited to finally be in pads. His exact words to me a few weeks ago were: "I can't wait till we get in pads, I really want to hit somebody! " (Words that make a mom shudder.) True to his words, he has come out hitting hard so far. In their first pre-season game he was named Defensive MVP (by the opposing team!) and was given a trophy.
The season (only 2 weeks old) has already been a tough one for the team, they have lost 2 of their players to injuries. One boy went out the first game in an ambulance with a neck sprain, then last week another boy on the team went out in an ambulance with a dislocated elbow and broken arm! And they have only played pre season games. The regular season games start this weekend. Loose teeth make me woozy and I am blessed with the boy that loves to play football and roller hockey. Not only does he love the sports, but he seems to have some talent in them both. I wouldn't trade him for any other. So while my head may be bowed in prayer during his games it is probably also bowed because I don't want to look.
J in action
(Don't worry those big boys are on his team!)
My big tough boy still likes me to "tuck" him in at night.
(We call this the "mummy tuck")