It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another Proud Mommy Moments!
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Ahh, t-ball. You gotta love it, right? Or maybe not. Sometimes I find myself in the latter category.
Getting a bunch of 4, 5, and 6 year old kids to pay attention for two hours is like herding cats. And I don’t have much patience. I’m still kicking myself for volunteering to be the assistant coach (though I honestly could not imagine this team if I weren’t helping out).
Last night, Buster had to play 1st base for one inning. I knew it would be a challenge for him, but every kid gets to play every position at least once, so he needed to take his turn.
We got to the field early, so I took him out to the field. I told him what was going to happen. Then I showed him what was going to happen. And finally, we practiced what was going to happen. Over and over, I repeated to him, “When the ball is hit, run to first and turn and look for the ball.” He nodded his head in acknowledgement.
The thing is, with 4 years olds, acknowledgement does NOT equal understanding or cooperation.
Time and time again, as the ball was hit, Buster would either run to the ball (sometimes on the 3rd base side), or just stand there as still as a statue. Time and time again, I would remind him to run to first, and he would nod his head.
He finally kinda, sorta got it as the last batter of the inning stood at the plate. Of course.
The good news is that he did much better in his position of right center during the second inning.
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