After 8+ years of being Swim Parents to all four kids, it was kind of a shock to the system to spend most of our weekend ringside at the Middle School State Wrestling Championship.
It didn't take me long to realize that all those years of huffing chlorine really wasn't so bad....have you ever caught the whiff of a wrestling mat?
Our transition to Wrestling Parents hasn't been an easy road. During the first couple matches of the season, I felt like I was watching some kind of blood sport...like Roman Gladiators, only it was my baby out there, all 85 lbs of him....hello, maternal nightmare.
But Will loved it. Of course.
And I admit, I've come to appreciate the focus and dedication that wrestling requires. And the courage it takes for these kids to get into the ring match after match...
And I appreciate the awesome coaches our kids have in their lives, who always seem to know just the right thing to say...
....Even when that wrestler just tasted the agony of defeat at the Middle School State Wrestling Championship.
Congrats, Will. You're 85 lbs of awesome.