I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but in addition to her many other activities (such as Cross Country, Track & Field, Jiu Jitsu, Church youth group, AP classes, Key Club, Spanish Club, Beta Club, FCA and prom committee) Darling Daughter also plays volleyball for our church.
Yeah, she thrives on chaos.
Last night's game was on the other side of town, about 30 minutes away. It was scheduled to start just a half hour after Pip Squeak's Jiu Jitsu class ended. On OUR side of town. (Before you ask, no, it is not possible for Pip to miss a Jiu Jitsu class. Ever. The earth would cease to rotate on its axis and revolve around the sun. Just so you know what I'm up against here. I wouldn't want to be responsible for the dire fate of the entire world. OK? He must go to Jiu Jitsu twice a week. Or else. His rules, not mine.)
Needless to say, we were late for volleyball.
You see, I had groceries to drop off, a husband to pick up and there was traffic and well...anyway Darling Daughter got a phone call from a teammate just as we were about to pull into the parking lot. He teased her about being late, and told her to hurry up! (Two players had not shown up and Darling Daughter would make the fifth player that they needed in order to keep from forfeiting.) Also, her teammate wanted to know what kind of shoes her mom was wearing.
Well, it turned out that one of the girls had shown up wearing flip flops.
How do you drive yourself across town to your volleyball game without it dawning on you that you need SHOES? I can only say that there's a reason this girl is on MY daughter's volleyball team. Together, they almost have common sense.
Sadly, I wasn't wearing volleyball-appropriate foot apparel. Ashley had to play barefooted. On a team of five... two boys, three girls, all teenagers. Against a team with maybe 20 players, men, women and teens who got to rotate out every few minutes and take a breather.
And we WON!
I can't say whether that means we are just that awesome or the other team is that bad, but we were in and out of that gym within 4o minutes. We had time to stop by the office supply store and still make it home for the football game on tv.
I can deal with those kinds of games!!