Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cleats: Check. Socks: Check. Shinguards: Check. Suit of Armor: Um, Huh?

I swear every knat and mosquito in Union County must have a little radar built into their teeny tiny antennae, that alerts them whenever Thing Three, my nine-year old son, steps onto the soccer field. I can hear their little teeny bug thoughts now:

Beep beep beeeeep! Everyone! Quick! He's on the field! Buffet Time!!! Wheeeeeeeee!

Since playing soccer in a suit of armor would seem a little problematic, I've had to slather him with copious amounts of mosquito repellent. One problem--his skin is very sensitive, and he gets a rash. Maybe his sweat combined with the DEET or whatever is what causes it. I don't know. So, the suit of armor is looking better and better all the time.

I have to say, though, I have an hour and a half, three times a week, where I get to just sit in my car and do whatever I want, while he's at soccer practice. (The fields are 20 minutes from our house, so it's not practical to drop him off, I have to stay.) So, I read, or watch a movie, or edit, or whatever the heck I feel like doing. It's kind of nice. I mean, I could be like some of the parents and grab a lawn chair and sit in the sun and do nothing but watch them scrimmage as I offer myself up as a tasty morsel for all those blood-sucking bugs, but hanging out in my car just seems more...comfortable. ;-) Call me crazy.

I get to get new license plates for Hubby's car today. No more Wisconsin anything! We will officially be North Carolinians! I'm a little sad, but not really. I don't have TIME to be. (see previous post.) I just hope I have all the paperwork right.

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week is flying!!!


Unknown said...

Have you tried putting a Bounce dryer sheet in his pocket? Have I mentioned this before? It's supposed to work. I haven't tried it, because mosquitos don't bite me. :)

Anonymous said...

Avon Skin so soft oil keeps them at bay. I know!


Michelle Miles said...

Ack. Mosquitoes are the worst. They love me, too.

And Mom is right - Avon Skin So Soft works! :)

Devon Ellington said...

Yep, you get built in writing and editing time at practice. Good for you.

I second the Avon-Skin-so-soft. My grandmother swore by it, and it is one of the few things that work -- that and those battery-operated blue off belt clips.