March 10, 2011


The Jayhawks squeaked out an ugly victory today in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. The game was at 11:30 a.m. and Thomas was concerned by that fact because he would be at school and unable to watch.

At around noon I received a text from one of his teachers with this photo attached. The message said, "Thomas is keeping us up-to-date on the score. Rock Chalk."

Notice he's wearing his coat and there are kids outside - you can see their hands pressed against the window. He had chosen to forego outside time to stand on a chair with his ear pressed to a radio to listen to the game while a teacher cleaned up after lunch.

What a great school for letting him do this; it was important to him. What a great teacher for capturing a picture; she didn't have to do that.

What a great kid.


Rosemary said...

Way to go, Thomas! Grandma RoRo was watching on TV and I kept "helping" them as much as possible. That game was way too close for me! Talk about squeaking/squeezing through! Let's hope they got it out of their systems. And, Thomas, I'll keep on listening or watching them, too. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!!

Kate and Dennis said...

Well done, T. I'm certain your dedication helped our Jayhawks pull through for a win, albeit an ugly one.

SStites said...

Other than the fact that he isn't a K-State (or U of A) wildcat, you go, Thomas! Gotta have heroes!

Maria said...

I didn't realize he was such a fan! I should have guessed though. It's in his blood! :)

Linda Hicks said...

You are correct...that is a special school and teacher for letting him do this!