Driving home work, I call to remind the boys to be ready to leave when I get home. They need to change their clothes to be ready to go straight to basketball practice after Ryan’s private hitting lesson. I pull up in the driveway only go in the house long enough to change my clothes. To my surprise everyone is ready and waiting for me to leave.
Off we go!
Once we are there, Ryan starts his lesson. I sit next to Luke who is trying to get comfortable on the bench seat. He squirms to stretch out his legs on the bench while leaning on me. That wasn't comfortable enough, so he then pulls his legs up to his chest, again re-adjusting. Nope, that didn't work either, so now he is sitting upright with his back to the back of the bench and his legs stretched out to the floor.
Seeing that he still is seemingly uncomfortable, I ask if his bottom is cold on the metal bench. It is really cold in this field house, but he said no. Still fidgeting, I lean in to him and quietly whisper, "Are your underwear bothering you?" He thinks about it for a moment and replies with "Ummm, I think I forgot to put some on." So you have to wonder how does that happen? I'm certain I had a puzzled look and questioned are you for real? This boy just shrugged his shoulders and said "meh" as though it wasn't a big deal.
All I could think of is the "Friends" episode with Phoebe's boyfriend and needing to put "the mouse back in the house". I had to explain to Luke why he couldn't sit with his legs up to his chest. The life lessons you never thought you would have to teach. :-)
Oh, how these boys keep me smiling!
( I had Luca's permission to re-tell this story)