Saturday, July 29, 2017
I wouldn't have made it all night
Everyone just thought they were finished with softball for the season. However, they got into a "Midnight Madness" tournament. That's a tournament that starts at 6 PM and goes all night long. I think pool games went through 2 AM, then they started a single elimination bracket. I'm not completely sure as I only made it one game. Their first was at 7:15. They played about 45 minutes, then had to wait another hour and 15 minutes to play again. I didn't mind watching a game at 9:30 PM, but didn't want to sit around and wait given I needed to work on and study for my lesson to teach for tomorrow.
The parents seemed to think it was as nuts as I did, so I'm not sure how they agreed to the idea. Even if it didn't go into Sunday morning when I needed to be at church, I wouldn't have made it all night.
All I can claim is I watched them win one.
Last night/this morning, I texted Peyton until about 12:30 AM after we went shopping because she was supposed to stay up all night and sleep during the day to prep for playing all night tonight.
I must have had sympathy insomnia because I was awake at 4-something and thought about texting her then to see if she was up. At 6, I did and never heard back. After I got home from one game and got still, I got really, really sleepy by the time I actually got my lesson done after lots of procrastination
I guess it's a way to try to beat the Texas heat, but it seems ridiculous to me.
I texted Peyton after church on Sunday asking how they did. She said good, but they lost their bracket game. Maybe they got to go home at 3 AM? I'm not really sure because that's all we talked about it. When Mom and Dad drove by the fields on the way to church after picking up my great-aunt, they said everyone was gone and the gates were locked at 9 AM.