Tball and baseball practices started this week. I love seeing my kids out there on the field practicing with their friends. I sad there proud last night as the other parents commented on how fast Kaitlyn can run. “Wow! Look at her go!” “That girl can move!” As her coach asked questions about the bases and positions and such, I watched as she answered each and every question right. I asked her about it later and she said, “Well, Momma, you told me that if I pay attention and listen, I’ll know the answers to the questions.” WOW!!! Now if I could just get her to pay that close of attention when her dad and I are talking.
Elijah’s first practice was on Tuesday night. We didn’t stay for the whole thing because one they get to that age, the practices jump from 1 hour to 2. It’s just a long time to sit and watch a practice. Especially the first one of the season when they are all still trying to figure things out still. But when I went back to pick him up at the end of practice, I was told by 2 different people how well he did despite it being a first practice. He needs to work on some things, but they are only 9 & 10 year olds, so they all do. He’s hitting well and his catching is definitely improving. It’s going to be a fun season.
I know a lot of you out there reading have little ones. And I know you’re looking forward (or maybe your husbands more so) to when your kids will be able to play sports. It’s a lot of fun, but I’m going to warn you. It costs A LOT of money! Registration fees weren’t too bad – only $50 for the both of them. It costs less to sign them both up for baseball than it does for one of them to play soccer (which we’ll have THREE playing this year). But it’s the extras – the pants and shoes and socks and such… Not to mention the fact that they grow from one season to the next so what worked last year, might not work this year. Which we found true for most of Elijah’s stuff – his bat, glove and cleats were all the wrong size this year. So, don’t say you haven’t been warned. I assure you though, it’s worth EVERY penny!!!