Monday, April 23, 2007

JR T-Ball

John Michael finally got in the sports fray with his first official sports practice - t-ball. He's now in a YMCA t-ball clinic for 3 and 4 year olds and, let me tell you, I had forgotten what fun this age can be at these things! The sport was all new to them and I'm not sure who was more fun to watch - the tots or their 20-something moms.

They started off the practice with a little glove work. JM got very frustrated very quickly when he realized he couldn't throw the ball with his left hand because he had a glove on it. I have since rectified that and bought him his very own lefty glove. The right-hander glove lasted all of about 3 and a half minutes before he threw it on the ground in frustration. Having a left-handed athlete is all new to me!
After about a million and a half whacks at that tee he finally sent the ball sailing about 8 inches across the grass and got to run. He was one of the few who actually knew to run to first base. Most of the other wee ones were told to run and run they did - on and on and on and on......

T-ball can get tiring and sometimes it's more fun to just sit and play with the cones. I missed a great shot when they were both wearing them on their heads...

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