So this year, Jor Man really wanted to play baseball. And he isn't currently involved with other activities. We looked at our options. At his age there are two leagues. The first is by tryout, and involves practices and/or games 5 nights a week! I laughed. I know other people live their lives around sports schedules. If you do that - more power to you. But I really value having dinner together as a family and getting to bed at a decent hour - for the kids, and also for me!
The other league was a commitment of 2-3 nights a week for games and practices. And it's turning out to be more like two. Yeah! But even that feels like it separates our family too much. So we agreed that if Jor Man was going to play baseball, we would make it a family event.
We go with him (all of us) to each and every practice and game. I pack dinner and we picnic. Big Dad runs around playing freeze tag with the girls (who love it when Dad plays with them). In truth, I stay in the car where it is warm and keep score. I poke my head out the window when he is up to bat, and I scream my head off for him. :)
He is having so much fun. Last night he got up to bat three times. He got three singles, and once he went around for a run. We are so pleased that he is having fun.
I have a plan to teach the girls some cheers to do (when it's warmer). I am having trouble getting good ideas off of the internet. Anyone have any good cheers for baseball?
I confess: Sports just isn't my thing. Never has been. If I go to a game, I spend my time enjoying the food and people watching. But watching my son is different.
Wish you were here!