Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh the things you will see . . . while I watch t.v.

I was just about to pull out my Braggeddy Anne doll and tell you something about my 15-year-old son.

Something I'm really, really, really proud of . . .

Something I could Like about him on Facebook, and then Unlike again if he got embarrassed . . .

He's been doing his own laundry.

By his very own self.

Been doing it for a month now so I can have more time to sit around and watch t.v.

He's got the washing and drying part down, but he hasn't quite gotten the hang of folding yet, which means when you walk into his bedroom you get the distinct impression his dresser has just come down with a severe case of the stomach flu.

I was going to tell you all about this, but then my ex-door neighbor, Martha (remember her?) politely demanded that I talk about basketball instead. (Why does basketball always trump domestic accord? That's what I want to know.)

But when Martha wants me to talk about basketball, I talk about basketball, especially after she sent me a pair of magic earrings to wear to the state tournament last week.

Now if only I had something interesting to say about basketball . . .

Unless, of course you want to hear about the state tournament last week?


I guess you could say it was just like every other week that we attend four basketball games in Salt Lake.

Except the price of admission was a little higher. The stakes were higher too. Oh, and the stress and adrenalin levels were through the roof!

Plus I shushed my MIL three times in the car on the way to the semi-finals for interrupting me while I was trying to yell at her son. I usually don't do that.

And my 13-year-old kept telling me I was weird. He usually doesn't do that.

Other than that it was just like every other week. Up until the championship game, when my 15-year-old son had to step in and play out of position for most of the first half because some of the starters were in foul trouble.

Oh Martha, I wish you could've seen it! He made the most gorgeous three pointer in the history of the world. Or as they say in the paper, he stuck a trey. Whatever that means.

Oh, and btw, your magic earrings worked and they won the state championship.

His papa was kinda proud:

And I think his cute "chica" was too. Look:

There was no kiss though because she's waiting until she's 16. How SaWeeeet is that?

My son's friends leaked it to me, and now I am leaking it to you, that someone (powerful) is donating $300 to her if she stays VL till her birthday. I think my son might be dangling the fruit of the tree of knowledge in front of her. For this reason I am taking up a collection with the hope of earning $301 to offer her if she will partake of the fruit before her birthday. If any of you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please leave your credit card number in my comment box.


Okay, back to Martha. Look Martha, guess who my boy is buds with:

And just for fun, check this out:

Not even embellishing a teensy bit.

Here's one more shot you can buy for $6.99 if you want. (It might make a lovely Christmas gift for a friend or neighbor.)

Just sayin'.

Here's another one, but you don't have to buy it because I already cut it out of the paper.

BTW, if you feel like reading about my boy in the paper, have at it.


But, Martha, promise me you won't lose sight of what really matters about the state tourny, and that is the fact that my boy came home after every game and washed his own uniform.

While I sat on the couch and watched t.v.



Martha said...

Wow!!! That must have been the most awesome game ever. I so wish I would've seen it. I'm proud of him just looking at the pictures. I can't wait until next year and the next and then when he plays for BYU Hawaii!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

That is really really cool! I'm sorry all that excitement pulled you away from the TV.

Barbaloot said...

Lone Peak winning was all my nephew and niece could talk about at family dinner on Sunday. Must've been so exciting to be there!!

2busy said...

I needed me some of those magic earrings when my son played. Congrats on such a skilled player and his laundry skillz. Awesome!

Martha said...

Wait, did you get the magic earrings already? Because they were supossed to take a month to arrive.

Melanie Jacobson said...

Oh, holy cow, that's awesome!


And I think VL til 16 is funny so I'm not donating.

YAY for the state champion!

Nate Stout said...

As a newbie to following this blog I would just like to say, basketball will ALWAYS trump domestic accord. It's science, I'm sure of it.
And, as far as folding clothing goes, when you're an athletic teen, frustrations arise whilst folding the garments. But, a Japanese Shirt Folding on youtube might be of some help. Helped me, is all I'm saying.

My name is Nate, and I read the CTDD.

Carol Yuen said...

You are absolutely hilarious. I love reading your blog! Congrats on the win! He sure is getting tall!!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

First of all, HI CAROL! Mahalo chica. LY.

Second, Martha, I got the magic earrings the day before the championship game so I thought you planned it that way. Maybe the Chinese planned it that way. They always have my good fortune at heart.

NATE! Nate the great! I told you you were going to be great! Told you, told you, told you! So happy to see you again.

Barb, are you talking about your brothers kids? Cuz, btw, I LOVE your brothers guts.

DeNae / SHP said...

Hmm...something about this looks familiar: Handsome basketball star, cute cheerleader -- seriously, is it genetic? Like, did you all get in the same line in the pre-existence? And I'm sorry, but I'm holding out for her holding out on the VL thing.

How's Martha handling the rain? So weird; one day last week it was only four degrees warmer in Laie than it was in Stansbury Park. Utah. Cori's Facebook stati say things like "Where's my stupid umbrella?" and "I lost both flip-flops to the mud!" Hee hee!

Barbaloot said...

Yes I am---he has a son in 9th grade and a daughter in 7th. Or maybe 6th? Either way, I think she's the same age as your twins. And she's beautiful and musically talented so...have fun with that in a few years:

Funny Farmer said...

Let me get this straight. Your son, who is 15, and presumably a sophomore, is playing varsity with the likes of Emery and Haws?


Will we be seeing your son at BYU in a few years then? *crosses fingers*