It was taken back in February at Senior’s Night for my son Jamey’s basketball team called the Eagles. Miriam and I were supposed to walk out with Jamey before the game, hear some nice words read about Jamey and his future, and then have Jamey present his mother with a rose. I had even donned a tie for the occasion. Simple, right?
The only problem was that the other team did not show up.
We called the other team, but seems that there was a scheduling problem. They did not even have us down. So with a rented gym, referees, all that money spent on roses, and three seniors looking forward to being honored, we figured we better get an opposing team together quick. So some dads and alumni ran home, grabbed some gym shorts, and cobbled together a team. What fun we had that night! We even gave the Eagles a good game, though they came through with the victory at the end.
By the way, if you decide to form a home school team, don’t choose Eagles as your mascot. It is the most popular high school team name, and that’s even more true in home schooling circles. The Eagles versus the Eagles every game gets a bit redundant. However, in keeping with this spirit, our old man’s team was dubbed the Bald Eagles for obvious reasons.
And I still got to wear my tie.