The agony of defeat
Well, midnight came early for our Cinderella team. The drive up to Chicago was much longer than the two ugly games it took to send us back home empty handed. And the shame of it is that we pretty much beat ourselves. It was a great season, despite the disappointing end. 26-2 and finishing in the top 8 of the state is nothing to sneeze at. Still, it's a quiet car driving home, and we're the proud parents of a disappointed 18 yr old (who probably thought he'd have the house to himself), a disappointed 16 yr old (who really wanted to win), and a devastated 7 yr old (who really wanted to stay in a hotel tonight).