March 16, 2009

X Marks This Happy Place

And so today we move into the realm of My Happy Places III.

Tomorrow is the last installment and then you're pretty much where I go... in the good times.

I try to keep the crap times off the blog. This really IS my happy place.

Bones took up Lacrosse earlier this year, as I had posted. The Rich White Boys sport, as I like to call it, although my son does not have rich white parents, which is why he probably will not be playing again.

He has a nickname on the team, "X". His coaches call him that.

"X! We're waiting on you!" or "X! We're gathered over here!"

I asked him how he received this name 'X' and he informed me it is the position he plays. It is closest to the goalie, a defensive position.

I wonder as of late if this is the equivalent of putting someone in right field... a position that is not reserved for the best players. But he is having fun... and that is what matters.

This is "X" with my niece after the game. My niece and I had a great time at that game... eating chocolate chip muffins, playing in the sand, she sat in my lap and we laughed and she jumped up and screamed and hollered and made a fool of herself for her big cousin... who she kind of worships.

I am showing this picture to show how thin "X" is in real life.


This is "X" with his gear on...


And getting ready for his big game...


He loves to play... I watch him on the sidelines sometimes and I can hear that song over and over, "Put me in coach! I'm ready to play..."

I need a picture of him just in his pads... he goes from looking like a little kid to looking like an Transformer.

My Happy Place with X.

Posted by Boudicca at March 16, 2009 09:24 PM

Lacrosse has to be great. Jim Brown played it.

Posted by: Cappy at March 17, 2009 10:01 AM

Funny. Your niece looks like the young actress (Hannah Taylor-Gordon) that portrayed the young Fanny Price in the 1999 version of Mansfield Park.

Posted by: The Thomas at March 17, 2009 12:31 PM

They're the Gators?

Posted by: Toluca Nole at March 17, 2009 04:02 PM

Happy places are good! Love the pics...

Posted by: Richmond at March 17, 2009 05:29 PM

Now that's a happy place indeed!!!

Posted by: JihadGene at March 17, 2009 10:13 PM

Cute kid, but now I've got that song stuck in my head!

Posted by: Harvey at March 19, 2009 06:59 PM