Here it is, for those of you keeping the book. Playing first and second base, owning the right side of the infield, Jackson and Emerson! (the imaginary crowd goes wild!) The reason we kept Jackson down in t-ball was for this very moment. He and his sister as teammates, Daddy as the coach, gray baseball points on and rocking ready position. Game on!
I’m not saying I don’t look forward to the increase in pace that coach pitch will bring, and Jackson cannot wait for some real baseball action–he claims he stole home when the last batter of the inning was up and he was able to score from second. He doesn’t realize that everyone on the field was allowed to score; to him, he is FAST and he loves to slide! Em doesn’t attempt to go after any balls, even if they are hit directly in front of her. But she is a cheerful little thing and reminds me a bit of myself–not necessarily an athlete but having fun nonetheless.
Next year we will start the brave new world of afternoon team sports–practices at 5 pm and husband/wife juggling of multiple kid schedules. I’m glad we had these fond Saturday morning memories, even if it was only for one year.
Love my little Leopard Frogs!