Good news is our U18 soccer team remained undefeated, winning the entire championship tournament. Four of my children who SO needed this huge ego boost - Javy, Mayra, Martin and Fabian. A very tough game with overtime and penalty kick shoot-outs twice until they finally won.
Bad News - Mayra broke her nose in the game. Small price to pay and fortunately an EMT was on the scene faster than I could get to her. There was a copious amount of blood, her coach screamed in alarm, "where's THE MOM?" forgetting my name in his horror.
I called Preston's dear sister, George, an RN, for advice. We now have an appointment with an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor, early next week when the swelling subsides, but it appears she'll also have two black eyes.
She cried this morning when I wanted to keep her home from school, last day, so I let her go. A very beautiful girl, not afraid to be seen so banged up - county soccer champions - I'd go too if I were her.
All sorts of Cindy's Family jokes on the ball field last night. "Well statistically we ought to see you more than we do," cracked the EMT who'd attended to several of us over the years. "Isn't this the same one who broke her thumb in flag football?" asked the park manager.
Mayra'd even gone back in the game for the penalty kicks, dried blood on her, ice pack held to her nose. Jeepers what a tough kid.