It is that time of year - Baseball season!
Darnel loves this time of year. He has tickets to the Cards games with one of his friends, he watches any game he is not at on T.V. and carries his love of the game into coaching with the kids. He is the head coach of Taylor's team and helps assist at practices for Trey's team. Every Saturday all of the kids have practice. You can tell Darnel looks forward to Saturdays. Taylor and Delaney practice at the same time in the am, so I take Delaney and since Darnel is the coach he takes Taylor. Trey tags along with me since he practices later in the day. Each of the kids has a differnt level of interest in the game. Taylor likes playing but you definitly see her being more social at practice than focused on the game. Every Saturday Darnel reminds Taylor on their drive to practice that she needs to remember why she's there - to practice. I take Delaney to practice. She is totally on the other end of the spectrum. She hangs on every word her coach says. Raises her hand when the coach asked who wanted to learn to be a pitcher, and recites every word the coach said in the car on the way home. She LOVES it and can't get enough. Then we have Trey. He loves to collect flowers in his glove for his Mommy. Uses his glove as a bucket and fills it with dirt and then raises it in the air to watch the dirt fly out. He didn't even scream with excitement like the other kids when coach announced he had uniforms. Our son ran to the playground instead. So why is it that the one practice Darnel can not attend is the practice for our child that LOVES Daddy's favorite sport?