Then J. He was four when we registered him for T-ball and he loved it from the beginning. Eight years later, he is still passionate about baseball and is now playing at a competitive level in Pee Wee AA. It's quite intense, really. Almost every weekend, he plays four games. Two games out of town (a two-hour drive each way) on one day, and two games played locally on the other day. He also has two practices during the week and sometimes a game against a local team on a weeknight, too. It's exhausting. But so much fun! Miss M, Hubby and I have never missed a game. We love to cheer on J and his team. And they are good. Miss M (aka Miss Socialite) loves going to games too. She climbs on the play structures, makes friends with other kids, plays with the babies, and plays 'hairdresser' to any girl or mom who will let her. If all else fails, she digs in her bag and plays barbies or colors in her coloring book. Our weekends are tiring and the house stays messy, but J loves it and we truly love watching and supporting him.
This week I realized that I better get used to this baseball thing because it's not going to end any time soon. J is getting more competitive every year, and now Miss M is playing too! Thursday was her first night of T-ball and she loved it. She listened, she practiced, she smiled. She was proud. We were proud. It was great!
I have never played baseball, other than when I was forced to in gym class in junior high school. I never played (or liked) any sports. Well, I used to be a cheerleader (no, not one of those cheerleaders - we were power cheerleaders who only participated in competitions), but I know it still doesn't really count as a sport. Now my hubby and both kids are playing baseball. I can't coach or practice with them, but I am still their biggest fan and will always be there, cheering from the sidelines. Hey, I guess cheerleading in high school did come in handy! :-)
Here are our gorgeous baseball-playin' sluggers:
Awesome, aren't they!?