Thomas Andrew - Oh my dear boy whose life is full of drama. Joe and I always joke after basketball games that we're glad we can't see his face on the ice during hockey games because I'm sure he plays with as much if not more emotion in hockey than he does in basketball. He'll scowl during botched shots, roll his eyes, stare in disbelief with his arms wide apart, I think sometimes he even growls. It's embarrassing. On the flip side Tommy will also say to us he's glad he can't hear us in hockey because we're "embarrassing." ;) *snickers* He has turned to me on the basketball court and actually conversed with me during a game "MOM, I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!" I know I'm not supposed to but it's hard not to coach from the stands. I'm working on it.
Yesterday Tommy had two games and he found himself in foul trouble early on in both games. They had won the first game pretty solidly but the 2nd game they were behind pretty much from the start but kept it close. At one point before halftime he was boxed in tight and is pivoting trying to protect the ball and he couldn't get rid of it and his opponent was all over him and finally Tommy stiff arms him getting called for his 3rd. Off the court in tears he goes and he was still sulking on the bench all through halftime when we finally pulled him over to talk him through it. He played with less emotion in the 2nd half but did finally foul out with about 2 minutes to go in the game. The team only lost by 4 and I'm proud to say Tommy did not cry when he fouled out.
All this to say, he's almost 11 years old, I know the real stormy days are coming. But these little blips of emotional craziness while I laugh at them a bit, they also scare me. So the drama.