We left for the tournament at 6:30am on Saturday morning. Yep, 6:30AM (while DH and the Girl slept in.) The first game was at 8:00am.
At 7:55am I gave the boy some cough syrup. I didn't want him to do his cough-bark during the game.....
At 8:30am I thought the Boy was moving a little slowly. But he wasn't coughing, so I wasn't too concerned.
At 8:35 I realized that something just wasn't right with his movements.... then it dawned on me. The cough medicine comes with a warning -- may cause dizziness.... Clearly caused dizziness.
After the game I asked the Boy how he was feeling. He said "a little light headed. But I did okay, I just tried to catch the middle ball." The middle ball? "Yeah, sometimes I saw 3 coming at me, so I just put the glove towards the middle one......"
Next game I didn't dope him up. I figured a coughing fit was better than a ball in the head.... Yep, that's mother-of-the-year thinking right there, folks.