The 3 Rules of Hurling
1. While one might hurl anytime, it's best to hurl in the middle of the night. Check. It was 12:06 when Mr. G trotted up to the side of my bed to report his first hurl.
2. Fabrics make the best hurling target, preferably a dense, thick carpet. Check. He nailed this-- carpet and bedding and the eleventy-million stuffed animals that share Mr. G's bed.
3. Bonus points are awarded for the amount of surface you can cover while hurling. The Venezuelan judge gave Mr. G a 10--he hurled over the side of the top bunk, creating a splatter effect across a 5 foot radius.
Mr. G's nearly perfect hurl was undoubtedly the result of of his dietary choices--cheeseburger, Peeps, chocolates--not the years of training some Olympic-caliber hurlers enjoy. Subsequent hurls throughout the night did not score as well because I made Mr. G sleep nearer to the floor with a bucket clutched to his chest. I didn't have the heart (or stomach) to clean up his perfect first hurl in the middle of the night, so my housekeeping chores begin with pulling on rubber gloves and filling a bucket with soapy water.