Friday, June 23, 2006

Princess Canary Takes a Dive

One of the true joys of summer is having to get up at some ungodly hour every morning to take your non-driving teen progeny to some place on the other side of the Universe when you should be sleeping til noon.

Such is the case with Princess Canary, who has decided that water polo is the sport for her.

Last summer it was cross country at 6:00 A.M. This summer it is water polo at 7:00 A.M.

This morning I stayed at the pool to watch her play. She has decided to play goalie because she played keeper in soccer and it must be the same. She also thinks that goalies do not have to swim as much as the other team members.

And you know what? She's pretty good! She's only been playing a week and she was blocking shots from the left and right. Some pretty hard shots from 10 feet out. No problem!

But I'm a little worried. She is just getting over a pernicious case of shin splints from running. I am afraid that, with all this swimming, she might get a case of fin splints.........

Get it? Fin splints. It's a pun, see. Shin Splints-Fin Splints...Hey! Hello? Can you hear me? Is this mic on? Testes, testes, one, two. Whew! I'm stinkin' up the house! Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk...


Blogger Brother Atom Bomb of Reflection said...

Michael and Laura tried out for their school's water polo teams also and got twin splints.

11:10 PM  
Blogger vivage said...

All these puns, you might develop grin splints.

7:57 PM  

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