Friday, May 22, 2009

T to the BALL! Go Rangers!


You read it right....T-ball! Now, I know some of you are thinking, "3 year old in t-ball..WTH?!?!"...let me just explain...The YMCA in Conroe offers "Mighty-mite" t-ball for 3 and 4 year olds. I know this b/c a friend of ours enrolled their little boy last year, who ended up being a natural, by the way. One of the great things about this program is when you enroll you can request to be on a team with kids you know! Knowing how shy John is, I of course , requested he be on a couple of kids teams thinking that surely we'd end up with someone he knew. After calling some other moms, I discovered that we weren't on any of the same teams! GREAT! To top it off, we were to recieve a call from our coach, to schedule a meeting to go over uniforms, first practice/game, etc. about 2 weeks prior to the season (which is literally a month). So when we had't received a call a week before the practice/game I knew this was going to be interesting. I did finally recieve a call from our coach who just informed us what field to be on, what time, to wear blue shorts and bring the glove....no meeting, hmmm?

1st practice/game....We show up in our blue shorts and old t-shirt only to be met by the team we were playing, who was in FULL UNIFORM! They had their names monogrammed on the shirts, matching pants, the whole shabang! REALLY!! We didn't even have our shirts and hats yet! So the Coach gets there, passes out the shirts and hats and attempts to start a practice. Mind you, these little guys and gals don't know each other from adam because WE didn't have a pre-meeting (I'm a little bitter about this)! Needless to say, it was all down hill from there. John was not having any of it! Wouldn't wear his hat, glove..nothing! I was able to get him out in the outfield but only to make an immediate exit after he tried to pee on the field...damn Tim for teaching him to go outside! John did however take full advantage of the juice and snack afterwards. He told me that was his favorite part..nice!

So that was our first experience at this t-ball thing! We are now in week 4 and he's gotten sooooo much better. He's wearing his full uniform now and last week, he actually ran the bases! So proud! We have 3 more games and then awards day! Can you believe they give out trophies?!!?!

I have to say that this has definitely been a learning experience for me. I came into this thing, level headed knowing:
1. he's three years old
2. how super duper shy he is
3. it's just t-ball
But somehow ended up expecting him go hit a home run in the major leagues! WHAT, WHY, HOW?!?!?! When did I get so competitive? It's just so funny how much you want your child to succeed even if it's t-ball and he's 3!!!

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