Saturday, September 20, 2008

When I am Old

When I am old, I am going to go watch the t-ball kids play. I'll bring my fold up chair, a blanket for my knees and a big mug of coffee. Then, I'll laugh and cheer and enjoy watching them play. There is such joy in the adults watching kids this age. They still laugh at mistakes the kids make, and cheer every little effort no matter how misplaced. Above, this small boy fell running to second base. As you can see, the opposing players are quite concerned (cough). The boy did not rise for some time, not hurt mind you, just thought he might as well take a little rest.

This boy amuses me as well. Tiny, it seems he can hardly carry the batting helmet around. Yet, he is quite a hitter despite looking like a bobble-head doll.

This little girl made it to second base, where she discovered interesting pebbles in the dirt. The dirt was much more fascinating than running to third.

You'll notice both these players wear batting helmets. That is because they both are runners on base, yet number six there does not want to advance, so decided just to hang there on second and mope.

Yes, I think I'll hang out at the baseball park. With my red hat.


jacobithegreat said...

awesome awesome. i remember my little brother's t-ball days. they were very similiar to the one you just described. :o)

Kristina said...

Awww. Little leaguers. In other sports (soccer/hockey) this is the amoeba stage.

Packsaddle said...

What do you mean "when" you are old?


(I can say that because I'm still 39)

Junosmom said...

Pack: I suppose I'll feel old when my fledglings have left the nest. Then again, maybe not. Old is a state of mind, right?

How interesting that you are "still" 39. I seem stuck at that number, too.

Kristina: I have done soccer at this age, but not hockey. I am wondering how it differs?

Jacobi: Thanks for stopping in. Do you remember, as I do, great gasps wondering if some kid is going to get brained by the ball or hit with an errant bat? It's a wonder we let them play!

jacobithegreat said...

yes, i do!
i think only one kid got creamed in all the games i went to.

pita-woman said...

I've watched the 4 & under kids play soccer and they are quite entertaining, even if some of the psycho-parents are on the sidelines yelling as if it's the Stanley Cup (is that the right sport?).
btw... age is a number and mine is unlisted. ;)


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