Last night was Graham's first baseball practice of the season. It was at a park I'd never been to before - one I had hoped NOT to go to . . . ever. Anyway. I hope to get to know some of the moms during the season, but I didn't find any feeling particularly sociable last night. Lynette suggested I go prepared with some topics for discussion next time. No actually, she DARED me to.
"Hi Moms! Since we'll all be here week after week this summer, we might as well enjoy ourselves! So here's what we're going to do . . . "
Yeah, I'd totally be the most popular baseball Mom EVER. Right?
While I sat, shivering and covered in goosebumps, I let Caris and Canaan run freely around a tree that was - oh, about 7 feet away. Heh. I looked over at Canaan and he was face to face with a kid about 50% bigger than him, and what does my doe-eyed boy do but sock the kid in the stomach. I jumped up and had Canaan apologize and then took him back to sit with Mommy for a little time-in.
"Ouuuuchie, mama! Ouuuchie!" I looked down at his legs, worried that an ant might have bitten him, but he brushed my legs with his chubby, brown little hands and said, "owie!"
I might want to shave a little more often. How embarrassing!
Speaking of baseball, today there was a kids & parents vs. teachers baseball game at the park, sponsored by our charter school. WAS IT FUN! Don't worry, I didn't play but Alif, Malachi and Graham did and they were all super cute out there. Alif is such a take-charge man and so good with kids, I was bubbling over with pride. I love being his wife! I could include a couple pictures but I'm all tired out from all the good conversation goin' on out there (no conversation starters needed!) so I'll just sign off here and go work on something - like those pj shorts I keep talking about. 3 pairs now mostly done, 2 to go!
Oh, one other thing - during the bbq part of today's baseball game, I recognized a lady that I thought I'd seen when there was a showing of Business of Being Born at a local college. This lady used to be a midwife, and her daughter was there too today. The daughter has 4 kids and is a LLL leader. Now that was some fuuuuun conversation we had going! You get me talking about homebirth, homeschooling, breastfeeding . . . yeah. I miiiiiiiiiight have been one of the VERY last to leave that bbq. ;-)