Play Ball! - Page 3
What else is left, you might wonder? Physical work. A work day before the season begins, 9am - 3pm, where you are picking up garbage and painting the backstop and benches. Exactly where does that $100,000 go? Then each parent has snack shack duty and dugout parent duty, once per season per kid. The other parent is then asked to be an assistant coach or umpire.
I think this is everything. At least to get started. We've only had one game so far so I'm sure I have a lot more to learn before the season ends. Two games every week until June. This season will either be the only one of our sons' baseball careers or the beginning of a long saga of parental sacrifice. It may sound like I'm complaining, but I'm not (ok, maybe a little). I just want to spare anyone else who has not grown up in this country or grew up in a family with only girls in a time when girls didn't play ball sports the feeling of utter bewilderment I've had the past few weeks. I'm really glad my boys are playing team sports because they need to learn how to wait their turn and cooperate with others. They also need to stop watching so much TV and get active. And it makes me a full-fledged American! That said, my daughter is going to do ice skating.