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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dodgeball Tournament

Dodgeball Tournament, originally uploaded by katydaqueen.

So, I got to attend my first event as a High School mom. Konal signed up on a dodgeball team for a fundraising tournament. He will freely admit he can't throw, but is great at blocking and dodging. So it was, as he was last one left in both of the rounds. Unfortunately, his team still lost.

Meanwhile, car related incidents keep racking up. Yesterday it was a flat tire and today I locked my keys in my car. This wouldn't have been a huge issue, because it was at the QT within walking distance of the house, and we were running early. Unfortunately, there were three major issues. The first is that I only have 1 set of keys after a dastardly thief stole Chris' bag when he had car trouble last fall. Thanks to modern electronics, a replacement set puts us out over $100.
The second issue is that I locked my phone in the car as well. We had other cellphones available, but roadside assistance is tied to my phone.
The third is that Chris had just had his windshield replaced and wasn't supposed to drive yet.
Family to the rescue! Mom wasn't picking up her phone, but Cousin Katie came to the rescue and took the boys to the tournament. Chris came to the QT and I called the Tow truck from his phone, which also has roadside assistance. I had to call Verizon first, because when they switched Alltel to Verizon, they changed numbers for roadside assistance and it wasn't in our Alltel phones.

The good news? For the first time ever, the guy was earlier than projected by dispatch, unlocked, and I was able to get to the tournament in time to see my boy lose with panache and dignity. All is well that ends well, but I am so not leaving the house tomorrow! ;)