Monday, June 08, 2009

Tee For Two


T Ball season is in full swing. For both girls. Other than swimming lessons, this is Drue's first introduction to a sport. Contrary to what it looks like from these pictures, the girls are on different teams. For some reason, the softball association chose to get EVERY team pink shirts. Sure, why not confuse these first timers even more?

There are 2 nights on the schedule that the girls play their games at the same time...on different fields. My plan was to have David and I split up and watch half a game of each. That was, until he decided to jet off to Orlando on business during one such night. Which just so happened to be BOTH of their first games! Thankfully the fields are right next to each other.

Not only did I want to watch their entire first game, I wanted to snap a dozen pictures of their first at bat, their first time in the field, etc. So I had to keep running back and forth between the 2 fields for an hour. Thankfully Drue's team batted first while Reese's was in the outfield. But during one inning, both their teams were up to bat...and there my two girls were...standing at home plate at the exact same time! Some parents figured out that I had two girls on two different fields. But some just thought I was a crazy lady who would magically appear out of nowhere to scream their childs' name while wildly snapping pictures.

Oh, and need I remind you that I had to successfully accomplish the evening while entertaining Tate, who is not a big fan of the ball fields if he can't play? He tried to keep up with me for the first inning or so. He finally gave up and curled up in his little lawn chair with his blanket and watched me dash off to the next field. Bless his heart. I didn't want him to feel deprived of any attention just because it was his sisters' big night. So in between dashes, he and I played catch together with the little ball he brought along.

Reese is a go getter and a few of the parents commented to me how well she played. This is the same girl who used to fall down while standing still. Or be sitting in her chair at the table one minute, then facedown on the floor the next. Her coordination skills are definitely on the upswing.

Drue was satisfied just playing in the dirt, chewing on her fingernail, or watching the birds fly by. She literally watched the ball roll slowly by her at one point in the game, making no move whatsoever to retrieve it. After the game, I wanted to give positive encouragement while tenderly suggesting she go after a ball when it was hit in her vicinity. "You know Drue, if a ball is hit near you, go ahead and run after it and get it." She looked at me with a surprised look and said, "Well, you didn't tell me that."

T Ball is now my favorite little person sport to watch. Although we had a lot of fun watching Reese's soccer team as well this season. Probably any sport with little people is fun to watch...especially when they're your little people.
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1 comment:

Schmierer-Knust Family said...

That's funny you thought Drue was going to be obese!

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