A very special package arrived by FedEx today. Ben and Blackburn’s wrestling mat. Ben ordered on Friday from Roll Out Mats in Iowa and he received midday today. It has already been tested out by everyone. Ben was a wrestler all throughout junior high and high school. I remember going on dates with him while he was cutting weight and watching him order a glass of water at dinner, sleep in trash bags and run with layers of hooded sweatshirts in order to weigh-in at 103.
This mat will be a great way for Blackburn to learn basic fundamentals and spend some bonding time with his dad. The girls are eager to give it a try too.