2. I pulled up to the high school yesterday in my van. I pick up a group of xc (cross country) kids and take them out to Lake Storey for practice. As I roll up to the xc kids, another high school kid yells out to me...."Hey Angel, what are you? a taxi?" Uhhhhhh, he thinks I am my soon to be 17 year old daughter. I was tempted to not correct him. To just wave and chuckle. Then he started to walk toward the van himself. The other kids heard him too and were starting to murmur amongst themselves. Since he walked all the way up to the van (probably because he thought he was going to talk to who he presumed to be Angel) I yelled out & corrected him. "Sorry! I'm not Angel! But basically yes....I am a taxi!" Ha-ha....ha-ha....ha-ha. No I'm actually not flattered that people think I'm a high school teenager. I mean I worked hard all these years to achieve my wife/mom status, don't be making me some "kid" again. Actually, I just keep amused about the whole situation. It's not the first time it's happened. It's probably not the last.
3. I have 2 kids running xc this fall. One in high school, one in jr. high. Not all of my kids are runners like me. Some are not runners at all. (I'm guessing they were switched at birth or something....ha-ha) Each has their own special talents & interest. I enjoy them no matter what. Of course, xc has an extra special spot in my heart since I ran it all through high school as well. We are not new to the jr. high aspect of the sport. The same child that runs in high school is the one who started it all when she herself was in jr. high. However, I think - at least early season races, are indicating that our son will advance into the bigger meets of the season that require him to qualify based on time & team standing. He's basically one of the top boys on the squad. So far he has easily ran his 2 miles in 15 minutes. He just had a light bulb moment when he told me he realized he can run much harder & faster in a race. Well.....duh! I knew that, but was letting his running be just that, his! Yes, I'm super competitive and I really get into races by
My Jr. High boy (third on back)
My High School girl, finishing strong
She just "loves" it when I take her picture!