Friday, March 27, 2009


First, an update on the patient.
Brad's doing really well. Aside from a little nausea when he came out of anesthesia, I think he's doing remarkably. He walked Micah over to his friends' house today, and he actually got to spend a little time out looking at his flowers (and his baby seedlings that someone turned over and killed).
So far so good.
Update on son #2:
Ben had a wrestling meet yesterday.

Wow. He smoked both his matches. First match, he pinned his opponent in 15 seconds flat.

Second match was a little more difficult. He just couldn't seem to pin the guy.

But he did manage to complete "the fireman's carry," and body slam the kid into the mat!

They ended up going all three rounds, but Ben had like 14 points, with his opponent none.

This leads to my question for today:
Why on earth, if you were a teenage girl, would you have any desire to wrestle?
I've thought about this, and I can't think up any answer. I can understand wanting to play football, though I'd never want to. But wrestling? Have you ever smelled a wrestling mat? Or a wrestler, for that matter? But what really gets me is the positions you find yourself in. I watched one boy, 13 or 14 years old, wrestle quite a cute girl of the same age. During one point in the match, she knelt on the mat, and he wrapped his arms around her. When the whistle blew, she dropped flat, with his hands directly under her boobs. And this was just accidental. What about the crotch grab? And the compromising positions you find yourself in?

Another question:
How can you keep your mind appropriate, as a teenage boy, while you're wrestling a girl?
Somehow, somewhere, something is wrong with this scenario. I think Title IX has been taken a little too far and a little too literally.

As a parent, what is your opinion of girls wrestling boys? I'm curious to know if I'm just a prude or if, as usual, I'm pretty on point.

Epiphany #59--We were all created equal, but not on the mat!


  1. Girls wrestle boys? Gross. (You can tell I don't have any wrestlers in my house) What are those girls thinking?

  2. Ummm, the very thought of wrestling by anyone makes me want to barf. HATE the sport. So, a girl wrestling a boy, even WORSE! I can't imagine for a second why a girl would even want to do it. I fully agree, Title whatever has been taken to far. They should not allow girls vs. boys, PERIOD!! Oh, and glad to hear Brad is doing so well. Please give him our love! Totally missed you two nights in a row at paegent. BOO!

  3. And really, why would Boys want to wrestle boys, either. Ick again.

  4. I am with you on the boys wrestling girl thing - Hopefully soon there will be a girl league - it is growing in popluarity - this months wrestling magazine (yes I house wrestlers, and confess to loving the sport) has 2 girls who are world champions. But in Jr high I think it is too weird. Logan doesn't really seem to care - should I worry that he then doesn't see the need to treat girls with respect and courtesy?

    Glad Brad is doing well - Ken wanted to call up and see if he was up to waterskiing this weekend.

  5. Doesn't work for me...The whole thing gets a little too "familiar."

    Like you, the smells alone would be a deal breaker for me!

  6. I'm with you...boys just shouldn't be wrestling girls. (Unless it is a flirty thing for fun or something.)Boys have a natural need to be aggressive, however they should not be burning off that aggression on girls. Bad precedent in my opinion.