Last night I had my late class (a graduate seminar I teach 4-7pm on Thursdays), so I was getting home around 7:15. As soon as I approached the main door of our building, I could see through the glass that something WILD & CRAZY was going on. As soon as I cracked open the door, I could hear something WILD & CRAZY going on. This is what I came home to: a ruckus and rowdy game of hallway dodge ball.
This is a new one. Our Head Gryphon, Jon, is the main instigator, but if truth be told, it is a whole bunch of guys in our dorm who are responsible for teaching our three children (yes, all three of them; Meera is very much a part of it) this new insane game. They form teams, congregate on opposite ends of the hallway, and then go absolutely nuts pounding balls as hard as they can at each other, attempting to pelt each other from each end of the hall. It is the loudest I’ve ever heard our dorm (ever — like, including the rowdiest of weekends). It is incredibly crazy to watch — especially given the multi-age character of the players.
They’ve been playing it a lot, but last night was super intense. All of them (young and old) were sweating up a storm by the time it got broken up by Braydon yelling (at the top of his lungs in order to have them hear him over their own volume), “BEDTIME!” The younger set then went to get ready for bed. The older set went to get ready to study. I don’t know who was dreading which more: the bedtime or the study-time.
Dorm Hall Dodge Ball. Craziness.