Posts Tagged ‘driving all over creation’
Monday, February 27th, 2012
It’s February, yo. Which means, of course, it’s Little League time. ‘Cause softball started back in January. That’s part of the, er, joy, of living in Southern California.
This weekend featured Opening Day of Little League and the first game, AND a softball game for Sage, and of course they overlapped. Sawyer made a brief appearance at Sage’s game before leaving for his. When her game was over, we jumped into the car and sped over to Sawyer’s game. All while toddler wrangling. I’m still calling him a toddler until he turns three (eeks!) in less than two (holy shit!) weeks. Luckily, David was home and we could divide and conquer. Or at least divide and survive.
Aren’t they cute? The reason Xander is not in the picture is because he followed a little girl around for the entire time during Sawyer’s game. She shared her fries with him. Clearly a love connection.
I know people who are grateful to have their weekends to themselves but quite frankly if my kids want to play ball (or whatever activity they’re excited about), they’re going to have to full support of their parents. I could kvetch about driving them all over the place and sitting on a metal bleacher (as if I ever sit while my kids are playing, do you people not know me at all?). But this is what I do, as long as it’s what they want to do. Maybe you don’t think they’ll remember it, they’d rather remember spontaneous family trips. They get those, too, but I absolutely remember NOT being allowed to play. It’d be nice if I could let that go already but holding grudges is so. much. fun. Plus my kids will of course be bitching in 35 years about the times I made them go to practice instead of playing Skylanders or watching Victorious, so it’s a beautiful circle of life with which we shouldn’t mess.
Also? I’ll always have pictures.