That's right. It's been a very long winter, and today it is really spring, the first Red Sox game of the season. Because the first game was in Japan, it aired at 6 am here on the east coast. As true Sox fans, we had breakfast with the game.
And yes, they won.
Skyler was shocked that she got to watch tv while eating her cereal! In the morning!
Reed did a lot of clapping and hooting, but he wasn't really sure why.
We stopped by at my mom's after school and she took these shots:
I am slightly alarmed even at myself about how happy I was today to be back into baseball season. It really, truly lifted my spirits. I might have already made this abundantly clear, but I'm so sick of winter I could cry a gallon of tears. A gallon. And even though it is still in the 30s, the boys of summer being back on the field just really helps my morale.
My students and I always bond over our love of the Sox and debrief the games, so today was fun at school, everyone in their Sox gear. I think part of the appeal is this sense of New England comraderie that goes with the team spirit, this feeling of having accomplished something truly great by just having survived the winter, and the off-season, together. And while they took their Macbeth tests, I kept the realtime gamecast on ESPN.com up on my laptop and gave my students updates as they occured. This fact absolutely shocks and amazes my very own husband, who didn't even know that it was the new kid who hit the winning home run.
Different topic: this is Skyler's latest self portrait. I love it. I love how she looks sort of fetus-like and how her hair is all piled up on her head. And the sun ALWAYS shines in the upper corner of Skyler's drawings.
Fetus jumping for joy on a sunny day. By Skyler Manhart
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Posted by Emilie at 7:44 PM