With us having a billion kids it is really hard to get him into all of his practices
Even without steady practices he has already qualified to go to state in his favorite event, the
This last weekend he had a two day swim meet and he was super pumped to be swimming the 50 free. He was looking forward to, and counting on, bettering his time.
The first day he had three races. The first one was a relay. I was working concessions but ran over to the pool when it was time for him to race. The pool was one of those really long outdoor ones but I managed to find a seat down near the end on some really hard bleachers.
It was hard to find my son from all the way down the pool. Most of the swimmers have the same physique, wear the same kind of suits and with goggles on...well it makes it challenging to spot which one is my kid.
But I found him, standing up on the blocks waiting to start. I was mildly surprised that he was swimming the first leg of the relay but I was ready to cheer him on no matter what. He dove in, way too deep
Then he got out of the pool...and I realized that I had been cheering for someone else's son.
ahem...not one of my finer moments...
I quickly scanned the other swimmers. I don't know which made me more relieved, that I hadn't actually missed him swimming or that his form wasn't really bad after all.
He swam his leg of the relay and looked really good. I was excited to watch him swim in his next event.
Unfortunately, he missed his next event
I was surprised, because he's not an amateur at this whole swimming gig, but we laughed it off and said "Well, he'll never do that again!"
Ok, let's do a show of hands for who all can guess what happened the next day?
Ohhh...Everyone has their hand up.
Next day comes. Joseph is so excited because his 50 free is the second event of the day. His first event is the backstroke
Since you all seem to know what happened, I won't make you guess.
Yes, he missed his first event.
So, he had to miss his 50 free.
Well, he won't make that mistake again?
I'm hoping that is the case.