Winter sports season is winding down and gearing up for post season. This year I have three sons wrestling but on two different teams so my husband and I sometimes have to split up for matches. Last weekend was one of those times, and my husband was with my high school son and I was with my two younger boys. Wrestlers have this thing (obsession) about weight. Many of them think that the lower their weight the better their chance of beating the opponent of the exact same weight. Their weight measurement is computed to the .00 and the kids get weighed in the least amount of clothing as possible, most of the time just their boxers. Everyone weighs in about an hour before the match, with an official supervising. This past weekend the high school boys were in the locker room standing in line for the scale and on the other team and in the same line, was a high school girl weighing in to wrestle. She only had on lace panties. In the boys locker room. The high school boys locker room. My husband was texting me this information as I was with my middle school kids at a different tournament. When the 2 boys were with me I wanted to brace them of the possibility for them of such a situation and asked, "You know how in middle school, when your opponent has a full beard?" They said "yea. "
"That's intimidating, right?"
"Well, sort of"
"I think even more of an example of an attempt at intimidation is what just happened on your brothers team. The opposing team had a girl wrestler who weighed in in front of both high school teams in sexy underwear."
The younger boy's eyebrows went up and he replies, "Well...I wouldn't exactly call it intimidation."
"What would you call it?"
"I'll have to think of a better word. Bye."
They could not get away from me and this conversation fast enough.
What would you call it?!