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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Real Super Heroes

Hooboy, it's been a very long day. We had my son Christopher's Regional Special Olympics today in Hartford, Connecticut, and it was fabulous. Chris is mildly autistic, but one heck of an athlete. He won a silver medal in the Shot Putt, a gold in the Running Long Jump, a gold in the 200 meters, and another silver in the 4x100 meter relay.

The weather was simply sensational, blue skies, 73 degrees, low humidity with a gentle breeze, and a lovely time was had by all. We volunteer to help coach his team every year, and it is really a joy to work with these kids, who put their hearts and souls into competing. Not everyone wins a gold medal, but the crowd cheers for the last runner as much and sometimes more than the first.

We had a bit of a lull in the early afternoon, so I brought out a couple of my JLA trades, and the kids went nuts for them. They may not have known all of the characters, but they got a huge kick out of them anyway, and insisted that I tell them the backstories of practically every character...so we ALL had fun.

All this fresh air and exercise has left me exhausted!


At 12:26 AM, Blogger Volcano Todd said...

Sounds like a perfect day in my book. Congrats to Chris! Be sure to tell him that there's folk on the internet who are cheering for him. That's so cool how you and the kids talked superheroes and whatnot. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday.

At 8:48 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Thank you Todd, I did indeed have a lovely Mother's Day. Chris is still clanking around in his medals. On to the State games in June!

At 10:00 PM, Blogger kalinara said...

This is very late, i thought i commented earlier! Anyway, congratulations to Christopher and his medals! That's awesome!


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