In 2015, travel baseball was an entirely new concept to me. Big was so excited to be joining a team a couple of his good buddies had played on the summer before, and we were happy to be along for the ride. Even if it did mean spending my birthday at the ballpark this once. […]
The last seven years, a lot of things have changed around here. My love for Little League Opening Day, well, that isn’t one of them. Year after year, I actually look forward to the early morning wake-up call. The day my boys get all decked out in their clean-long-enough-for-one-picture uniforms. The day so many people […]
I know, I know. We lost an hour today. But as my lovely friend Cristie (of The Right Hand Mom) wrote on Facebook this morning, “One hour closer to summer!” And Friday, for that matter. Lesson #1: If you want to scare your kid straight, have him get toothpaste in his eye. Because as Big […]
On Saturday morning at 8:30am, I found myself all teary-eyed. Everywhere I looked were boys—and even a few girls—in uniform. Some were perfectly tucked, belted and buttoned. Others were over-sized, crooked and mis-matched. But every single one of those kids had a look of pride and excitement—yes, today was Little League Opening Day.
I’m sure this will come as no huge surprise, but Big hates to lose. Like, really, really, really hates to lose. And this weekend is his first t-ball game—his first team sport game ever, actually. You can read more about how we’re going to have to face losing at Yahoo! Shine.