Bean had his first tee ball practice this past Sunday, and it was pretty much as cute as you can imagine.
I think Bean will like tee ball. It seems to fit his personality well. It gives him the experience of a team sport, but it has very individual components to it, too, and I think Bean does better with individual instruction and attention.
Plus, we have discovered over the past year that Bean has a KILLER arm. He can throw a ball clear across our backyard and hit his target every time. He’s also super fast, and can outrun all his classmates. And he’s built like a baseball player, too. Long and lean. And, yes, it is awfully early to say, “Bean will be a baseball player!” but it’s at least worth a season to tee ball to see what he thinks.
For now, it’s enough to know that he is having a great time, is meeting new friends, and is leaning a lot about responsibility and teamwork.
Gracie and I are excited because the tee ball fields are definitely a step up from the soccer fields. We get actual STANDS to cheer in for tee ball! And I haven’t even told Gracie about the CONCESSION STAND yet! Her head might explode!
The downside of tee ball? It’s not a game, it’s a damn LIFESTYLE in our neighborhood. He has two games a week, plus a practice night (not to mention ballet for Gracie one night a week and my ESOL class I am taking for my teaching certification two nights a week…Oy.). I grumbled along with all the other parents about the time commitment at the field today, but secretly in my heart, I was squealing, “THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!”
Check back with me around mid-March and see if I feel the same way…