Monday, February 22, 2010

Wrestling Wacky Women!

Last Saturday, we went to our first wrestling match. 
You see, by this time of year our lives are usually totally taken over by baseball...
and we love it.
But here, baseball season comes a little later and Jackie Boy had the opportunity to join wrestling.
He decided to try it and Hottie Husband supported it because he thought it would help him with tackle football in the fall, not because he has any affinity for wrestling. 

It was in the morning.
We though it would be a small gathering between two teams.
It was not.
It was a gym FULL of parents and a man on a microphone trying to control said parents.


Nobody listened to the poor fellow. 


Our team is green and yellow and for the life of us, we could not locate anyone from the team. 
Finally, I asked what we should do.
I was told-
Sit in the stands until they call your son's class and weight. 
His coach had written it on his hand- B75
So we waited for B75.
HH was not very pleased by the disorganization. 
I called him Mr. Grumpy Pants!

Look at the poor little fellow with his dad in the green vest. He is crying. This is why the parents don't listen to the microphone man. 

Finally, B75 (standing for beginner- 75 pounds) was called so we headed over to the gathering room where we figured out later that they set up the teams. 
We waited again outside that room for-ev-er!!!
More Mr. Grumpy Pants!

Then I nearly had my own wrestling match with a WACKY WOMAN!
There was a little spot on a bench of one of the stands near where we were waiting. 
I didn't want to go back up into the stands because I was worried I wouldn't see where he was going to wrestle and I would miss the match.
I was holding Little Bear and wanted to sit. 
I sat on that small part of bench that appeared to be unoccupied.

Unoccupied it was not!
I was looking toward HH, when suddenly a woman sat on me- literally on my left leg and wiggled herself in.
She humphed down and started riffling through papers in her bag. 
She didn't look at me, she didn't say -excuse me, this is my spot.

Well... I took her down!
I would have, really, if I hadn't been holding Little Bear and if she wasn't three times my size and if she didn't look so stinkin mean!
Seriously, who sits on a lady with a baby and a cool new Carrie Underwood haircut?
That just isn't cool.

My mom would have yelled at her, but conflict avoiding me of giant mean looking women, said- Um, sorry, was this your spot?
She looked at me and 
Then looked away.

She truly grunted.
Maybe she was an ogre in disguise.
Then I was super smart not to wrestle her.
I never could have beaten an ogre.

This little guy wrestler of mine may be skinny and his singlet may have nearly been falling of of him and he might have thought I was completely crazy to be singing-

All the singlets, All the singlets, All the singlets- just put your hands up oh,oh,oh,oh, oh...
You are with me right? Beyonce- All the single ladies... I just thought it was too similar not to sing the song. 

but, he could probably beat an ogre because he is one strong little dude.

Here he was extremely nervous before his first match ever in his life!

Then he had his first match and beat the boy without having any points scored on him. 
Mr. Grumpy Pants wasn't so grumpy anymore.

Then he had to wrestle this Wacky Woman.
Actually, she was a cute little girl who was smiling throughout the whole match, but I thought went better with my title. 

He also won this match with no points scored on him.

See... I have proof.

And can I just tell you...


He was really proud!
It made all the waiting worth it.
Isn't that what parenting is all about?

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The Insatiable Host said...

Hey Brigetta,

so as a former femal wrestler, I LOVE that your son had such a great time and did so well! my first competition, I didn't know what the hell I was doing, but I cross-faced a girl, and she bled ( i freaked!) then there is this move called the double-chicken-wing, and I hadn't ever been able to do it until then...i totally 10d her (beat her no points on me) was awesome!!!!

but yes, this is what parenting is all about. today my discovery was about just how much whining can make someone go insane...

have a great day!!


Lena said...

wow! Looks like your son had a ton of fun!

GlowinGirl said...

I think your Carrie Underwood self should have taken down Wacky Woman. Just listen to the "Think Before He Cheats" song to get inspired. :)

On the other hand, maybe a peaceful exit is better . . .

scrapwordsmom said...

Reminds me of my son's first wrestling match. Here we were, in this foreign land called "Wrestle Mania" (that's what it felt like anyway)...Jackson had never done this before, my DH had never done this before, I had never done this before. Parents everywhere, just like you said...CRAZY parents everywhere (like ogre woman. Our son is finally called to the mat. Oh, the anticipation...the excitement!!

His first oppenent was a GIRL! Yeah, two 8 year olds wrestling and one is a GIRL. So not cool with my son. NO! He did not want to wrestle. He felt awkard. He didn't want to touch her. I was furious...a girl wrestler? I had never heard of this! I began mumbling in the stands about the kind of parents that would let their daughter wrestle. The lady in front of us turned around...I was talking about HER. OOPS!

Jackson never wrestled again.

So glad your son had a GREAT match!! And thanks for stopping by my BLOG!!:)

Nancherrow said...

It sounds like you almost got more of a workout than your son. And I'm wondering....did you call Mr. Grumpy Pants that in his hearing? Grin.

Foursons said...

I think I would have been grumpy along with your husband. All that time just waiting and too many people and a big fat woman sitting on me...I think my day would have been miserable. Good thing your boy did so well!

jennifer Dennis said...
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jennifer Dennis said...

Way to go Jack!!!!!!!Sorry about the Ogre- next time have little bear push her out of the way :)

rntina said...
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rntina said...

I just love reading your posts. You give me a new outlook on life, you remind me to laugh more. Glad little guy wrestler had a great first experience, even if mom and dad had an interesting start. Love your honesty!!!

April said...

Ah yes, the wrestling mom. You don't want to cross those ladies, let me tell you! I'm glad he had such a good first experience! You might want to let HH know that most tournaments are very disorganized and chaotic.

donahugh43 said...

Jack, we are so proud of you. Can't wait to see a match. You need to teach your mom so moves.

emily said...

I love the way you write- it is as if we were all there with you!

MamaMonki said...

I could picture all of this in my mind! Maybe the wacky ogre woman was confused and thought she was there to wrestle or maybe she's just a big bully! Hooray to your little man - he should be very proud.

Brigetta's Mom said...

Jackie I am so proud of you....If I would have been there that Orge of a women would NOT have gotten away with that!!! Baby Bear and I would have taken care of her for sure:-)

Sarah said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! Wish you and your cute boys the best!

cheekymama said...

All the singlets... lol! This post cracked me up. Wacky lady indeed.

And seeing how happy your son looks makes me feel a little less put out by my hubby insisting our boys will become wrestlers one day. They are already super heavyweights (I just don't want anybody messing with their beautiful faces!).

Cool blog, gorgeous family. Do visit me at

Double Wide Mom said...

The smile on this face certainly makes all the yuck fade away!. You all seem to be making the adjustment well and I look forward to reading more!
p.s. thanks for stopping by yesterday!