Friday, June 18, 2010

PARENTS LIGHT A MATCH

There seems to be very little in this stressed out world capable of causing Brant to panic. If every person has a fight or flight trigger installed before they leave the factory, his must be on time delay set to kick in somewhere down the road. Maren feels like she could put a fire at Brant's behind and he still wouldn't pick up the pace.

For the summer, Laurel and Brant are on a T-ball team with a few of Laurel's classmates and some other kids. They are learning a little bit about the game and it gets them out of the house for 2 nights a week.

Laurel likes to sit out behind second base and Brant is usually chatting it up with teammates who are trying to get him to move over. Sure it's funny at first, but eventually it's embarrassing being the parent of the kid who consistently runs to third base after hitting the ball or doesn't even realize he's the only one still in the dugout after the rest of the team takes the field. It's nice when Laurel bats after him and can encourage (holler at) him to run so she doesn't pass him on the way to home plate.

But this mom hopes to take a few life lessons from her little slow-poke. It's ok to walk out on the field with your glove in your teeth or maybe on your head. It's good for your soul and for your family to have a happy, easy going nature full of giggles and dimples. This family wouldn't trade him to any other team!

2 comments:

museumeg said...

What a sweet boy! This reminds me of Josh at soccer. I wish I could be a little more mellow like that. Usually I am the opposite.

Elizabeth said...

Cute post!