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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

THIS summer.

It's been a while since I've had the time and energy to write.  What have I been doing this summer you ask?  Not what you think!   If I ever needed a reminder that once you have kids, your life is not your own, then I have received said reminder THIS summer.
THIS summer is not filled with fabulous trips to the beach, nor vacations to exotic locations.  It is not filled with pina coladas by the pool nor boat trips to Peanut Island.  No.  THIS summer is filled with 1st and 3rd Defense and Bunt Play Gray!  It's filled with orange clay and batting cages...dirty knees and smelly socks.  Yes, THIS summer is the summer of baseball in all its hot, sweaty glory.  THIS is the summer I learned the signals for "fake bunt", "take pitch." and "swing away." 
THIS is the summer, I have watched my son work with single-minded dedication at improving his game. THIS is the summer, I have gained a new respect for the finer points of baseball and the complex plays involved in making a successful team.  THIS is the summer I have seen my son learn how to be a winner and how to lose with dignity.
I wouldn't trade THIS summer for all the vacations in Europe, cocktails by exotic beaches nor adventures in the Amazon Forest.  I wouldn't trade THIS summer with THIS boy for anything.

4 comments:

Robin said...

I love those times; seated in the stands, hollering out your praise for their efforts, proud as a peacock! You're a great Mama! Enjoy every second! Love you, girl!

the5parkers said...

Love this post! My boys played soccer for the first time this year. It was exhausting, hot, and awesome. : )

the5parkers said...

Love this post! My boys played soccer for the first time this year. It was exhausting, hot, and awesome. : )

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

And THIS is what I'm missing out on the most by not being a mother. Not baseball itself but Summers like this. Summers that are SO much better than luxurious trips and pool lounging.

Great post!!