- At Home
Okay, I'm trying to be a good sport. I encourage my children to play sports and try new activities. I want them to have the confidence to try new things and I want them to know that regardless of wether they succeed or fail that I am there to cheer them on. But I have to confess...there are some seasons that I dread. Baseball and softball season is one of them. This is the only time of year that all six of my children are playing the same sport. Starting this week, I will be living at the ball field. It was a challenge when I was married, but now that I am doing this alone, there is a whole new pressure that I feel trying to get to 84 games during a season. Do you know what is even worse? The other night during a parent meeting, I was listening to a parent complain about how hard it was for she and her husband to juggle the schedule of their two kids and I wanted to scream, "seriously???? let me tell you about a challenge". You have to understand that I am not normally like that.
I'm not sure how I will do it, but I think day by day we will make it. By the time this season has ended, based on this first night, I will have spent enough at the consession stand for them to name it after me. I laughed when my youngest daughter tugged on my shirt and asked me if we could please go to the "confession stand". I finally got it that she was talking about the concession stand.
We want to give our children the gift of being able to try their hands at sports, but when is it okay for a mom to call a time out??? I struggle with that every day. My children didn't make the choice to be a part of a big family, their dad and I did. So should I give them the chance to play or say "I can't do everyone playing"? Ugh!!!
Well, for now all I can say is "Batter Up"!!!! Wish me luck!