Both of my kid’s just got over the flu.
They stayed home from school on Monday and Tuesday and missed football practice.
The minute they felt better, they went right back to school. When I looked at the forecast for the weekend weather, I was immediately concerned for my two boys, because they play high school football. They had a game on Friday night and the forecast was calling for freezing cold temperatures and a small amount of snow. The team used to have large radiant heaters to keep on the field, but last winter they stopped working and they never replaced the machines. Two weeks ago, we played an away game and it was 30 degrees outside when the sun set. My husband and I were happy up in the stands, because we keep a small battery operated heater for nights such as those. We also had a wool blanket draped over our legs and a cup of hot cocoa in our hands. The kids looked miserable, however, and I felt bad that the coach was making them stand there in the cold and frigid temperatures. They didn’t have any way to stay warm and some of them were wearing short sleeved shirts. The boys kept their composure and defeated the home team by a score of 45 to 17. Friday’s game is going to be a lot more difficult to win and I am very concerned about the outdoor temperatures. I hope that coach guy has a plan in place, especially if there is a chance of ice and snow during the game.