It's baseball season! For the first time ever our boys have joined in on the fun. And it looks like they're hooked. I must say I'm having a little fun myself. Not only are my boys stinkin' adorable (don't tell them that) in their uniforms but they have all displayed commendable attitudes, good sportsmanship, and a bit of talent too (if I do say so myself).
I was also concerned Joey would be a bit behind the other kids his age since this is his first year playing but he looked great. Joey was an amazing catcher. He was on top of it, y'all. Caught every catchable ball and threw it directly to the pitcher (from kneeling position) without making the pitcher run for it. And with every new batter he would call out to his teammates to tell them where the plays were. "Plays at first and second!" he'd shout.
It was pretty fun to watch him excel and be proud of himself but what I was most proud of what his attitude. He wasn't as successful at batting as he hoped to be but instead of getting down on himself and giving up he was mad for a minute and then brushed it off. A hard thing to do for my perfectionist child who is always so hard on himself. I was thrilled that he had such fun playing, was proud of how he played, and is so excited to play again. Thrilled I tell you!
Being that Ben is only 6 years old I wasn't expecting much when he stepped up to the plate to take his turn hitting in front of his coach and teammates. I tell ya what, that kid can hit! Pitch after pitch he knocked it over the coach's head. And he has never had a batting practice before. Pretty amazing. My favorite part? The coach pitched the ball to Ben and it was really low and outside. The coach immediately said to Ben, "That was a bad pitch on my part. What a bad throw, huh?" Ben responded, "No, you're doing good. That wasn't so bad." It was so sweet and melted the hearts of the onlookers. Such a sweet boy.
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