So I’ve never really been all that into sports. I never really hated watching them, but I’ve just never been
too into them…especially middle school sports (which is like, a whole new realm of sports:).
Over a month ago I was asked to take pictures at one of our middle school girls’ basketball games. Then my smooth Athletic Director friend, Tony, got me to do concessions at a few of the games. It was during these times that I was reminded how much I loved teenagers…which lead me right up to the girls’ b-ball tournament today. Their first game was at 8am and then they didn’t play again until 3pm….it was a long day, and full of losses. But I was the only teacher that came, beyond their coach and 2 administrators. I only really knew one of the girls on the team beyond "Hello" so I felt like it was funny that I was beginning to really love these girls. Then today I got to hang out with them a little bit…and they really liked having me there! (well some of them did:) I had the opportunity to take some teachable moments with a couple of them, and they really cliqued with me…which was really surprising to me.
I could never teach middle school (God bless MS teachers), but I realized today that I can still invest in their lives. It is tough being 12, after all:)