Or, Damn, The Kid's School Needs Some New Books, Yo.
So, tonight, The Kid and I had to finish his library book because it must be returned tomorrow. It is about Patrick Ewing. I learned some things I did not know:
1. Patrick Ewing was born in Jamaica
2. But then, Patrick Ewing grew up in Boston
We started the book last week, but it's a long one. We read the part about his long and storied high school basketball career. Then tonight, I was getting ready for his long college career at Georgetown followed by his long professional career. But the book ended after his first year. Huh? I checked the date on the book, and it was 1986.
Whoa. I tried to fill the story in for him. "Well, honey, mommy's really short and never played basketball and all of the boys in high school had boy-crushes on Michael Jordan, but I think Patrick Ewing played for a super long time for the Knicks, and I think that he played for the Orlando Magic at some point." Oh, shit, this is definitely where dads come in handy.
Next time the school library needs some money for new books, I'm so there. I can't be expected to fill in for all of sports history. At least, not for sports history that doesn't involve John Elway.