Tuesday, April 12, 2011
When you walk in the door, you see mats laid out in a maze with tunnels and slides connecting them. There are balls of all sizes scattered throughout the room, claws and arrows directing the boys to the next obstacle, and frog traps under balance beams. Coach B is careful to arrange this maze to constantly challenge the boys and keep them engaged. Today was a challenge though.
Ear shattering screams rose out of the corner. If you didn't know better, you'd swear that little girls were gathered in a tight conversation. Then the boys run from the huddle, faces beet red, mouths open large enough to swallow small bugs, and arms pumping up and down. They are battling for the lead position as they run laps around the obstacle course. My son stops to show off some homemade karate moves with action noises for good measure. Boys are entering different ends of the tunnels like a game of chicken. Balls are raining from the sky and the obstacle course is getting a life of its own.
I sit back in my chair as I take in the scene. Could this rowdy behavior have anything to do with the warm sunny day? Is it an age thing as they get older? Is there a full moon tonight? I'm not sure, but I am glad that J has a chance to burn off some energy...now if I could just get him to come down from his high long enough to take his nap. Wishful thinking!