When I arrived at LaFollette Park, Steve the supervisor said, "Merry Christmas!" I finally received two portable equipment stands that were ordered by the park district weeks ago. I also received two cobra bags. The stands will have to wait to be assembled. I was able to assemble one of the cobra bags. I'll assemble the second cobra bag tomorrow.
Another teen, Damari, signed up for the class. He had been talking about coming to the gym since last year. He's got good punches from what I've seen so far. I wonder how long he'll keep attending the class, however. Damari plays basketball, too, and that season is beginning soon at the park.
Simons Park's boxing show is next week. I know that Eric and Aaron want to fight in it. They weren't in class, but the other kids I mentioned the show to didn't want to get matches. BJ keeps telling me he's not ready. "The last park district show we're going to this year after Simons is at Humboldt Park," I told him. Most of the kids want to see the show, but not participate in it. I guess I will close down the gym that day so we all can go.
David was particularly interested in what trophies boxing show winners get. He might change his mind and take a fight; who knows? But his mom may have her reservations. She usually comes to the gym with her son. When David sparred for the first time, his mom was nervous about it. She understood what it was about, but like a lot of moms, she still considers her son to be her little baby.