Ok... so I had to post before I went to bed tonight! :)
After spending all day tooling around the Phoenix Valley for work (for the curious among you, I'm a Property Manager of single family homes, and today I spent inspecting a few of my vacant ones), one of the last things I wanted to do (but don't tell Jock this, 'cuz he thinks he is the sun that rises and sets in my world) was drive another 1 1/2 hours to his football game tonight. However, I am nothing if not a dedicated Sports Mama, so the drive was made.
I am so glad I did! (Well, honestly-- I wouldn't miss his games for anything, but they are so much better when they turn out like tonight did!) A couple weeks back, I posted this about his first game as a high school player. Since then, things have improved with each game. He's gotten more playing time, and more time with his hands actually on the ball, not just clearing a path for the other guy carrying it. And tonight..... he scored a TOUCHDOWN!!! And the team won: 37 to 0. Yep... a big, fat shutout!! WooHoo!!
This was cause for great celebration, so naturally after we made the 1 1/2 hour drive BACK home, and after I dropped Coach and Bug at home then picked Jock up from the school (the team rule: you ride with the team on the bus TO the game, and you ride with the team on the bus BACK from the game) we headed to Burger King. (*Why Burger King, and not somewhere people would normally celebrate something like this? Well, we live in the middle of nowhere. The only other thing remotely close by is a convenience store. And really.... something about gas station hot dogs just doesn't scream "celebration" all that much.) At 10:30 pm. When this child has to get up in a mere 7 hours. At which point Jock commenced talking non-stop about each play he was in on... and even greater detail about the touchdown run.
And you know what? I sat there, happily letting him tell me everything, like I wasn't at the game and hadn't seen it all as it happened. Because tonight, he rocked! And he knew it.
I didn't need the headlights driving home tonight. That boy glowed the whole way.