For all of you who were following the personal struggle I had regarding having Zeke play basketball or not, I have BIG news!!
My guy dribbled the ball down the length of the court with all the other players trailing behind him and, yep, you guessed it! He shoots, he scoooorrres!!
Yep, right again, I cried! All the anxiety of feeling that I was forcing him to play disappeared as that the ball went through the hoop. I just wanted him to feel that feeling of true success! I am such a nut sometimes!
Man, was he proud! The coaches gave each other a high five. Rocco was smilimg from ear to ear! So was Michael! It was a victory had by all!
After the game, he was awarded the Player of the Week medal! He was so proud that he wore it to school today!
So that was the first win.
The second big moment was he had his first kiss. Awww... I had a girlfriend over and the four kids went upstairs to play. Well, my girlfriends and I have a rule: if they aren't crying, they are fine! So we don't ever dare check on them, even if we are tempted at times. If we do, they would remember they have moms. Moms who will get them stuff, feed them, or to break up their arguments. So, once they were old enough to clear the stairs without breaking a bone, we decided to just live and let live.
Well, I guess just this once we should have checked. Let's just say they played "Phineas and Ferb", and Zeke was "Jeremy" and my friend's daughter was "Candace", if ya know what I mean.
He told me after they left that she kissed him twice on the cheek and once on the lips! In my heart I thought it was sweet, and, to be honest, I was really glad it wasn't from some skank from the mall at age eleven. This little girl is as sweet as they come, and I have known her since she was two and a half. Cute. But, really??? He hasn't even lost his first tooth!
Oh, and the third thing was Zeke (a.k.a. Boy Genuis) solved a Christmas Rubic's Cube and didn't tell me for two days... That's just the kind of kid he is. Rocco and myself, both of us would have been shouting it from the rooftops! Not Zeke.
Needless to say, Zeke had a good week!