Monday, 25 August 2008

Monday Night Football

Raising a boy has increased my admiration for the gender in general, but it has failed to demystify them.
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How do you come home from a football practise your mom won't even get out of the car to photograph with a giant smile on your face? "That was the worst practise ever!" (but the enthusiasm told a different story)

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There's been a month of high knees,

push-ups,

crunchies,


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"airplane",
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plank,
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and "six inches".
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(My abs were crying out for a football practise as I uploaded these photos.)
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Practise,
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Practise!
(Red receiver gloves were the best buy I could have made - now I can spot Steve on the field.)
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All building up to the glory of playing football on a Monday night.
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And winning your first game.
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Under the lights.
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9 comments:

Christy said...

Way to go Steve!!

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Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh Barb! What a terrific post. What a smart mom you are to catch every stage leading up to the first big game.

Hooray for Steven's win.

I agree...a different glove or pair of shoes is the only way to go in a field of helmets.

Kelly A. said...

Very cool. And just as cool, your new camera came just in time for the season! The pictures look awesome.

Tiffany said...

Fun pictures and post! [And you don't even live in Texas (the football center of the universe)! I think a large portion of high school life revolves around football games here.]

Jill said...

Football is so, so fun to play, so I can totally understand how he could come out of such a grueling practice and still be smiling.

Marie said...

Is he doing hockey TOO this fall? You may be the ultimate mom, more so than I already knew, I mean!

It has been fun reading through the past few posts. Scroll down for comments.

melanie said...

What a cool post Barb. Way to go Steven! Your photos are amazing too. I have so much to learn raising boys and football is definitely one of them.

April said...

I love all the great pictures you have of him practicing...and of course the red gloves are just brilliant.

Loved the last two lines...you captured his passion perfectly.