Football camp started this morning. Some of you have maybe already heard my opinion on this, but I think football coaches are sadists. There really isn't a much better explanation for having a practice at 5:00 AM. (Quite aside from the fact that it's Arizona.... where even at 5:00 AM it's almost 100 degrees.)
Have you ever watched a really good zombie movie? Even, or maybe especially, a really bad one? You know that part where all the zombies are walking soooo slow, dragging their feet, and looking like a herd as they converge on some poor, unsuspecting soul? Yeah. That was the scene this morning at the high school. Approximately 150 boys, from all three teams (Freshman, JV and Varsity) converged on the weight room, looking like the walking dead. Made me giggle. Maybe because I knew I was going home to go back to bed for another hour or two.
If I needed a reminder about how difficult it is to control my children's Internet exposure while at a friend's house, I got one the other night. Bug and I were sitting there talking, and he started telling me about that afternoon at his friend's house.
They had been going through YouTube, looking at videos of something that I don't even remember now. But in doing so, they came across a link for a clip of an old Oprah interview with Michael Jackson. Was there more than one? Was this one particularly long, or even just full of random bits of trivia that will continue to float around forever? Because if not, you might remember the clip I'm talking about. Now, we all know Oprah has a reputation for being able to get away with asking extremely personal questions of her guests, right? But you would think that even she would have hesitated to ask MJ if he was a virgin.
That's right. My 11 year old son and his 11 year old friend, heard Oprah ask MJ if he was a virgin. At which point, Bug's friend voiced the question What's a virgin? And Bug, very matter-of-factly, told him. Someone who hasn't ever had sex before.
Well, at least he got that right. And it proves he's listened to me. Or maybe his brother, which I will admit scares me just a bit.