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I have to keep up with all my children?

  • October 16, 2012 7:01 am

“Everyone load up!”

By now, my kids are old enough that when they hear this phrase, they should know to get their stuff, get a drink, and get in the car.  Saturday morning was typical–rushing around to get to a baseball game.  My husband left before me with said baseball player, and I had the leftovers.  So, when I announced for everyone to load up, I assumed they did.

Oops.

When I got to the game, my son’s friend ran up to me asking for him.  I explained that my awesomely responsible nine-year-old was already here watching the game.

Nope.

I took a minute to check in with my husband to verify that I had indeed just left a child at home (unknowingly).  After a few chuckles from him and the passers-by, I bolted to the car to go retrieve the lost, lonely boy.

Only, when I got home, the lost and lonely boy had no idea that ne was either lost or lonely.  He was sitting on the couch calmly watching the Texas/OU game, and was completely confused at my disheveled entrance.

I guess he won’t be in therapy for that one.  But, I’ll keep working on it.

Let’s Go Rangers!

  • October 12, 2010 5:57 pm

5th Game of the Rangers’ American League Division Series Playoffs tonight.  We’ve got some family bonding going on-no time for bloggertown.  :)  Check back soon!

I’ve got skills…

  • September 19, 2010 8:24 pm

Last week, at my son’s baseball game, I was peer pressured into keeping the Official Book.  I’ve never ever kept the books at a baseball game, and barely know the official numbers of the outfield positions.  But, a trusty friend turned to the front of the book, motioned to the directions, and wished me luck. 

Umm, what??

I mean, it was 7 year old baseball, but still.  I was feeling a little stressed.

So, I quickly read over the directions, and looked through some of the previous entries to get my bearings, and started serving as Official Book Keeper.  Luckily, baseball moves slowly, and 7 year old baseball moves even slower, so I was able to keep up.  But, as the second inning began, there was a batting order mix up…and I had a freak out moment.  I was sure I was the one making a mistake, with all of my ten minutes of experience on the job and all, but I quickly surveyed some people around me, and they all agreed I had to stop the game.

So, I did.

And there was a middle-of-the-field-conference to discuss the discrepency in the details of the documentation.  (sorry, got a little carried away with my alliteration there).

Anyway, it turned out I was right, and there was a batter left off the list.  By the time the issue was resolved, a veteran book keeper had arrived, and I quickly surrendered my duties, but planted myself by his side to learn the tricks of the trade.

For next time.

Because, I’m thinking there are A LOT of baseball games in my future, and I might as well be prepared.

But, I had to brag that those first few innings I ROCKED the 7-year old baseball books, and now I’ve got some mad skillz.

Busy Week

  • May 11, 2010 8:43 pm

One softball game down, one to go.  One baseball game down, three to go.

Why is it that everything always lands in one week?

another case of bad manners…

  • February 23, 2010 9:22 pm

Have you seen the coverage of the Men’s Figure Skating Awards Ceremony?  Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko took the Silver Medal to the United States’ Evan Lysacek, who won the Gold.  As Plushenko skated to the awards podium, he hopped on the Gold tier of the podium for a split second before stepping down to the Silver.  In every post-ceremony interview, he has criticized Lysacek for winning without doing a quadruple jump, saying, “If the Olympic champion doesn’t know how to jump a quad, I don’t know.  Now it’s not men’s figure skating, now it’s dancing.”

The quotes are never ending and just as rude as this one, but even more rude?  Posting a picture on his personal website renaming his Silver Medal in Vancouver Platinum. 

It’s a bummer watching this kind of sportsmanship take place during the Olympics, as my kids begin to idolize these athletes for their fantastic abilities.  While Plushenko  is definitely a minority in this area, it’s amazing to me that he wouldn’t think of his influence on all these impressionable kids, and even more amazing that he would show such bad manners.

Because that’s what it comes down to, your basic bad manners.

Ski-boarding

  • February 17, 2010 8:25 pm

My kids are a little fascinated with “ski-boarding,” and think since they are “so good” at ripsticking, it will be easy.

I’ll just let them think that, for now.