Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Burried in baseball!

Oh my goodness! Yesterday was the first day in 2 weeks of attempts that a baseball / t-ball practice actually went off without a rain cancellation. Sebastian's practice was at 5:30; Isaac's was at 5:45.... or so we thought.

So, I took Sebastian & Meagan to one school, and Lucas went with Isaac to another school - because, of course, they have to be at the same time at different locations... anything else would be too easy, right!

I had been under the impression that Sebastian was playing BASEBALL this year - no tee. But when we got there, there was a tee, and at least 3 kids on Sebastian's team that are in kindergarten. I thought, 'Wow! They're a little young to be skipping over a year of t-ball for baseball!" Although I was wondering a bit, I stopped worrying about it at the point when another kid Sebastian's age (and in Sebastian's class at school) showed up for practice.

Well, we got home before Isaac and Lucas did. I figured since they started 15 minutes later, they'd be home within 15 to 20 minutes, right? Nope. It was at least 7:30 before they got home. Hmmm....

And then Lucas spoke up. "Bec, did Sebastian's team have pitching?" Yes, I answered, the coaches pitched. "Oh no! Not Isaac's team! They had a fast pitch machine! And they were running laps, and doing push-ups! And one kid got beamed in the face with a pitch and started bleeding! Poor Isaac just kept ducking the ball!"

Ah ha! Maybe THAT's why I was so suspicious during practice that something wasn't right! The rec league got our boys mixed up and put them on the wrong teams! So we notified the coaches that, as of next practice, we will be switching the boys around to the other team.

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Okay, that being resolved, I sat down at the calender to put in their schedules. Let's just say, we are going to have to divide and conquer, or there is NO way! Sebastian will have practices or games on Monday's and Tuesday's mostly, sometimes Wednesday's, and sometimes Saturday's. Isaac will practice / play on Monday's and Wednesday's. One at 5:45 or 7:00. The other at 6:00 or 6:30. (And all of this is complicated just a bit by Meagan's gymnastics on Tuesdays, and sometimes Wednesday's or Thursday's). The season runs through mid-June for Isaac. Sebastian's goes the same, but there's a tournament the week of June 22. Thankfully, the calender on my computer lets you keep a separate calender for each person and view them together or separately. (It's also color-coded by person, so it looks like a big giant coloring book!)
Let's just say that I think by the end of June, we will not be sorry to say good-bye to the baseball season.

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