N's lacrosse (lax) season has finally kicked in, and it's nice to be outside, even if it's still a little chilly. During one of his practices A said she wanted to attend, missing her track practice in the process. All of her friends are doing track at the school, and since they have siblings who play boys lax, they were all going to end up at the field, so they told A to come.
N had drums that day, as well, so A brought along her sketch pad and a book, and we sat in the car while N pounded away at the percussions. After, he suited up for lax, A and I were in the car when we heard this pounding on the window, and there they were - teenage girls just wanting to hang and have fun, and have fun they did. There were about 6-7 of them, and they took off together to do teenage girl things. Don't ask me, I just work here.
The lax field is quite the scene, even more so than hockey, maybe because lax is so popular (much cheaper, less time and travel) and people want to be outside. After N's practice, there is enough to do, including plenty of socializing. The older kids practice after him, so most of the families we know stick around.
We were ready to leave because we still had to get home and make supper, but A was nowhere to be seen. I ventured into the woods to try and find them, but they are pretty extensive, and I had no luck. HC's mom was helping me look, and at some point they emerged on the other side of the hill, all 52 of them... just kidding, they were about 8. Apparently they got lost and started to panic before they found their way. Sort of funny, sort of not.
I'm glad she had fun, and I'm glad she got to hang with her friends. This could become a regular thing, which is fine by me.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Michael King for the pic.