Monday morning, Sonke opened the messy food cupboard and removed everything. It's embarrassing how such a storage place can turn into a dumping ground. Sonke proceeded to organize everything. William and I looked at each other as if to say, "The German's at it again." And we approve on every level imaginable. Everyone should have a Sonke in their home!
We enjoyed hosting 5 of the 7 MVHS Foreigns today. However, the highlight had to have been our dear friend Marie and her gift of Rumford shirts to the boys (thank you!)... and then the photo shoot. Now, those who know Marie, understand that she loves a good photo (or a good 250 photos). But to watch her in action posing these teenagers was the absolute best. She'd be a heck of an assistant principal in a high school. Great work, Marie... you're one in a million.
Today, the boys' team wears pink shirts in a national effort called "Players vs. Cancer." They're wearing the shirts to school and in the match at 2:30pm today. Bailey was up for posing and then there's a picture of the three Kent boys walking down the street heading toward McDonald's about 1.5 miles from our home. What you don't see is Bailey stopping and refusing to go farther. He didn't want to leave dad, I guess. (Or perhaps he knew he wasn't going to get any McDonald's junk food even if he walked the full way.)
I drove the 90 minutes down from the university to see the boys' game on Tuesday. As you can see, I'm still wearing my professor clothes. ;-)
The boys and their Falcon teammates played to a 1-0 loss against last year's conference champions who went into the game against Mountain Valley undefeated but with two ties. Actually, the game could have gone to either team, and a tie may have been the best result. But in this game, the BullDogs from Hall Dale got that one little break and found the back of the net. Next game is on Thursday vs. a very weak Winthrop High School team that was a 5-0 or 6-0 win for us a few weeks ago. Play On!
The Boys & Vegetables: They don't like them. So, I tried to pull the carrots-are-good-for-athletes' card. The thing is... the damn things tasted like dirt. On to broccoli!