They say “having a baby changes everything.” But, I think it’s more like “having-a-child-old-enough-to-participate-in-extra- curricular-activities changes everything.”
I was so excited to write that $200 check to sign my son, Buckaroo, up for his first season of T-ball that I never thought to ask about what sort of commitment I was getting our family into. How much of a commitment could it even be? After all, it’s just 5-year olds playing T-ball. I figured they would meet one afternoon each weekend for a 30 minute practice followed by a short game. I could surely set aside an hour each weekend to introduce him to organized sports.
Shortly after getting the call that he was placed on a team within our local Little League, I received our schedule–“Our” schedule because my required parental volunteer times were on there, as well as the dates I needed to be water/dug-out mom! The rest of the schedule came as even more of a shock to me:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through mid June–Two days will be games, and the third will be a practice.
Opening day—arrive at the field promptly at 8am to prep for the parade, which follows at 9am, followed by a game, followed by Family Fun Day.
Comedy Show Fundraiser Night – mid April.
AAA Baseball Game Fundraiser Night – mid May.
Seriously? What happens when my daughter is old enough to play sports? Will my husband and I ever see each other again?
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