Our oldest son, Joe, has had quite a year. He got to experience Lierskole with all the 6th and 7th graders up in Hardangertun, Norway for 5 days. He got to travel with us to Italy for a week. He spent 9 days in Barcelona, Spain with 27 other Spanish students from his school, learning the language and the culture. NOW, he has been selected as one of the 10 boys on the JV basketball team to travel to Aberdeen, Scottland to play in a tournament in February. There are over 60 boys that make up the JV basketball team (comprised of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders). He is very excited, although somewhat mortified as we told him we may take some vacation time and just go along and watch! :o)
This is how I found out:
The phone rings....."Hi, Mom, this is Joe." (I am dreading the next sentence of "I am not feeling well..." as I let Rich drive the family car to work today)
"Yes, Joe, what's up?"
"Mom, I'm going to Aberdeen!" (FLUSH)
"That's great, Buddy! Are you in the bathroom?"
"Yeah, but I had to call!"