Winding Up, Here Comes The Pitch…

Spring has sprung (and hopefully will stick around) and that means it’s another round of sports.

After soccer last fall, B started talking about baseball. He seemed interested especially after going to the baseball game last May. So we gave him a choice for Spring – soccer or baseball. He chose baseball.

Of course, this warms Husband’s heart – anything sports-related is up his alley.

Like soccer, Loudoun has a team for those with special needs – the Challenger division. Like TopSoccer, it’s a great program for all abilities.  But after much talking, we decided to place in regular Little League – Tball, that is.

We decided Tball because it would be a good first step to see how he likes it. We chose, for lack of a better word, “regular” league because we think it would be a good challenge. If it doesn’t work, well, we can say we tried.

Of course, I told Husband he’s going to be the one to accompany B to practices. I am not athletically inclined – unless you count Zumba and memories of marching band. I trip over my own feet, for goodness sake. You cannot count on me to make sure B learns how to catch a ball.

Husband is excited that his boy is playing ball, as typical dads are. He bought plenty of new equipment. He’s been working with some skills training. B seems to be having fun. That is, if he’s not trying to interrupt Husband talking or becoming frustrated when he swings and misses.

Saturday was the first practice. Of course, the snow (now melted) from this week has done a number on many of the practice fields. Checking this morning, many were closed. So, obviously I was anxious – all this waiting…and no practice? That would devastate B and create some mass chaos in our household.

But – the field gods shone down on us and they had practice. There were 7 other kids on the team and they spent the practice learning “fundamentals” – including simple things like staying on the base.

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And this…

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And Husband said B did pretty good. B was very proud of his shirt and hat too – he’s a Bat!

Now this is just the first practice. We haven’t made it to a game yet. But we are hopeful, so that is ok, right?

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About OneLoCoMommy

I live in Northern Virginia and and I look like the stereotypical suburban mom, for better or for worse. My son plays baseball and takes karate (albeit adaptive). My daughter is a gymnastics diva but rolls with the boys in T-ball. I've been a Room Mom and Playdate Coordinator. I work full-time, try to work out, and love my Book Club. However, I also blog on my experiences on our ASD, SPD and ADHD journey while trying to be a better parent advocate. All in a life's work.
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