Poor Mason has been battling the sicks for a week so I took him down to the minute clinic at Target on Friday. Never again. This place was so awful. When we got there we were #3 in line. 2 hours later the PA on duty came out to announce that she was taking a lunch break. She only managed to see 2 patients in 2 hours. At the MINUTE clinic. I was so hot. So were the 7 people in line behind me. I packed up my sick kid and headed for another urgent care where they have real doctors with time management skills. He was #8 in line and we were seen in less than an hour. Poor kid has a severe sinus infection and double ear infections. He finally went back to school a couple of days ago.
We had another exciting week of basketball for the boys. Tyler’s game was amusing. They were playing a conference rival team, one that we beat badly in football this year, and it was an ugly game. One of their players (who was also a football player) was committing some ugly hard fouls to the point that he injured 2 of our players pretty badly. Tyler played the first half and was supposed to sit out the second half because they had played a game the night before as well. Instead, coach sent Tyler back in to “handle” the fouling player. Tyler handled him all right. He flat out tackled this guy into the stands. I mean, full on football tackle. It was awesome. Tyler hopped right up, stared the guy down, and walked away. The entire gym went silent. Then the applause and cheering started when the other guy needed help getting up. Normally I don’t advocate for my kid to do stuff like that but we have 2 players out for the playoffs because of the flagrant fouls (fractured tailbone and dislocated shoulder). I snapped this picture of Tyler laughing when the guy finally got up and made it to the free throw line. Some of the other varsity football players who don’t play basketball were there watching and they were chanting his name. And there were no more flagrant fouls in the game. The football coach was watching and I think he might have cheered the loudest. Ha!
Mason’s game was a bit more sedate. Ha! He had a great game. His coach has worked a lot on defense this year, which is Mason’s favorite thing ever. He loves defense. He had 5 steals, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks. And 4 fouls. Ha! That’s my boy. His team won again so they are 6-2 and headed to the playoffs in a couple of weeks.
The teenager, y’all. I know he’s tired. He’s very busy and he works hard. But there are times that I look at him and think “I’m going to have to apologize to your future wife”. This is the text exchange that we had a few nights ago. I mean, really?