We had to wait until Tuesday to find out who earned enough points to be invited to TSA states.
I wasn’t surprised because I placed in all of my events and at least one was an individual event. Those are worth more.
I was excited.
At least six of my friends qualified as well.
My friends and I talked about what it would be like to stay in a hotel for the first time without our parents.
They have a pool.
They have an elevator!
Jacob made it to states too.
He was the only ninth grader to qualify. Figures.
That Thursday, when I thought I was going to be staying with my friends, like Aaron, I found out that I am sharing a room with Jacob and two tenth graders.
They must have not had enough high school students to put into the room.
On the one hand, I like it because now I don’t have to worry about sharing a bed with one of my friends.
I was thinking I would sleep on the floor.
But, I’m away from my friends at night. They are probably just next door, but still. We had plans for great fun.
As I was talking at home about all the fun we were planning to have, my mom interrupted: “You know you’re there for a competition, not to ruin the time of all of the other guests. I hate kids like you when I’m staying in a hotel, that run loudly down the halls when I’m trying to sleep.”
“I know Mom, but we have to make the most of our time away from home! We are boys and need to have fun!”
I’m not exactly sure why both she and Jacob were shaking their heads in response.