One game down-only 5 more to go. It is the start of the season of rules. Rules for me-the mom-not him-the boy.
Rule #1 I am not allowed to say, “Run! Bubba Run!”
Rule #2 I am not allowed to run out on the field crying, “My baby! My baby!” when a 200 pound 6th grader nails my 94 pounder.
Rule # 3 I am not allowed to run his water bottle out to him during time-outs.
Rule #4 I am not allowed to ask the coach to make sure my little boy doesn’t get hurt.
Rule #5 I am not allowed to bring my cold, tired boy some hot chocolate during half-time.
So I take pictures. I hide behind my lens and somehow I don’t notice that is my boy laying there with 10 other guys with pads and helmuts on top of him.
Like I said–1 down and only 5 more to go…