When the teenager was a wee thing, she idolized Buffy The Vampire Slayer. So much so that as a seven year old she named her kitten Oz after Seth Green’s werewolf character.
Shortly thereafter— I can’t remember if it were a birthday or a Christmas present—but we got her a real Everlast punching bag and boxing gloves.
So she could train for her superhero career.
Today, my boss asked me to work late. And I had a library board meeting at 7. At 4:45 pm, since I had no lunch, I clocked out on my 30-minute meal break and went to the garage with the teenager.
Slamming on that punching bag released a lot of tension from my shoulders.
And the teen has another unorthodox gym class to add to her log for her phys-ed teacher.
I logged back into work at 5:15 and worked until 6:30. I’m beat. But I’m glad I took the time to box a bit.