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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

T-Ball Tuesday

Well Michael had his first T-ball practice tonight that was interesting. We get there he's fine some of his friends are there from school. Then they all sit on the floor and listen to the coach. The coach says ok get your mitts we are gonna practice some things and Michael freaks I mean freaks Ray had to take him outside for a minute and was all ready to take him home. I put my foot down no we are not going to give in to him he said he was scared and wanted us to play with him. We tried to explain that we weren't leaving but that wasn't good enough. So Ray brought him back in and we made him pay attension even tho he was crying. Ray passed with him instead of playing with another kid but by the end he was fine and said he wasn't scared anymore. I think he just didn't know what to expect and got nervous. He came up and says mommy can you wipe my eyes they are still all watery, he was all cute again. I tried to tell Ray if we give in once we are done he'll never do anything on his own and he understood. So we are home Michael went right to bed and I'm gonna watch idol and do the same.


At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good for him. :)

At 6:47 AM, Blogger dan said...

I think a lot of us had that experience as children.

At 10:33 PM, Blogger eric said...

that was the best thing you could possibly do.

my son just turned five. last spring, he played on his first t-ball team at age 4. we could barely get him on the field, even though he was and still is a damn good baseball player.

the uniform is a biggie. once they get those, they don't want to take them off. then, you say, "well, maybe we should just give them the uniform back."

by the end of the season, he at least wanted to go out in the field.

fast forward to this spring season. he no longer hits off a tee. the coach pitches to him. he fields every ball coming his way, he wants every one that comes off the bat.

in soccer, he can't stop running and was the best player on his team.

after getting him first to participate, i began to teach him to have DESIRE. i think some parents think i might be hard on him.

the point is ... once he showed desire, i no longer push him. the rest is up to him, and when he plays sports now, it is incredibly rewarding for HIM.

if he decides he no longer likes it, that's cool. but i feel comfortable knowing that he tried as hard as he could. and the result is that he enjoys his activity in a way that goes beyond just going through the motions.


At 2:11 AM, Anonymous notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

Awww, sounds so cute! I can remember tee ball like it was yesterday. Glad he isn't scared anymore!


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