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The Boys Of Post-Summer

By Wyatt Earp | November 7, 2010

Sorry for the occasional disappearances, but it has been a busy two weeks around here. I’m playing hockey again, my work life has been “adjusted” (and maybe not for the better), soccer is in full season, and the boys are adjusting to their new classes. Erik just finished his best soccer season ever. His team won every game he played – he missed two because of the NASCAR race and a family wedding – and he scored at least one goal in every game. The boy really came out of his shell this year, and has become a very good player.

The photo above was taken after his team’s last game. The girl in the center is Sabrina, who with Kyle, scored the most goals this season. (Sabrina’s twin fraternal sister is on the left.) Erik and Sabrina played well together, setting each other up for scoring chances, and they always congratulated each other when the other did something great. They had a lot of fun, and it showed.

Erik was chosen to play in the Turkey Bowl this year, the annual Thanksgiving weekend tournament. Hopefully, it will lead to a place on a traveling team.

Kyle, on the other hand, has been excelling in school. He was recently honored as Peacemaker of the Month at his school for “Responsibility.” He has won the award three years in a row now, and that makes us very proud. Unlike previous years, grades 4 and up only pick one person per class each month, and when we arrived in church on Friday, we had to smile – Kyle’s best friend Steven won the award for the other class.

I turned to Steven’s parents and said, “It figures, doesn’t it?” After the mass, the winners were able to go to the cafeteria for a small reception. On the way home, the missus and I reveled in the fact that Kyle won the award three times and Erik won it once. Despite the fact that they can be monsters at home sometimes, they are very well-behaved in school. For us, that’s good enough.

Topics: The Boys | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “The Boys Of Post-Summer”

  1. Kim Says:
    November 7th, 2010 at 8:51 am

    When I complain about how much the children act up at home and constantly fight and find themselves in trouble, I get asked “Would you rather they act up in public?”

    Congratulations to your little clan. It’s great seeing updates about them. :)

  2. Old NFO Says:
    November 7th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Congrats to Eric! Interest/activities WILL help children learn how to act properly around others!

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 7th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Kim – Thanks. Like you, I’d rather them act up at home instead of school, etc.

    Old NFO – That’s what I’m hoping. And it’ll help them make friends more quickly, too.

  4. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    It shows what good parents you guys are. We need more people like you OR you’ll have to have more kids to balance it out. :)

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    DL474 – Bite your tongue! NO. MORE. KIDS!

  6. Rick Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Cheaper by the dozen

  7. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 6:09 pm