I ask myself, "Will my son ever be able to participate in a team sport?"
We are at a field sitting up on a hillside overlooking our city. Row homes and businesses set against a beautiful, pale blue sky with an occasional streak of white, puffy clouds that roll by. There is a tall, rusty fence surrounding the field but I take notice it's not fully enclosed. This would be obstacle #1. My son is an eloper. This particular field has 4 baseball mounds. Wide open fields and you would lose his attention almost immediately.
|She's wearing the pink top with aqua bottoms.|
We are now 36 minutes into practice and their attention is now focused on the coach. I'm impressed. They are learning how to catch grounders, quickly stand up and throw the ball back to the coach. The one thing I love about my daughter is if she doesn't understand something she has no problems asking. She will keep asking until she fully understands what she has to do to get the results she wants. This would be obstacle #3 for my son. He says yes to everything, even if he doesn't understand. He wouldn't ask or know he should ask or even how to ask if he doesn't understand something. There is still a big communication delay.
Running the bases are next. How cute is this? A bunch of 5-7 year olds learning how softball is played. Her 2nd try at bat and she hit the ball. She definitely bats left and catches right. She keeps hitting them and her teammates are going after the ball. Another hit and she is running to first base. Oops, she fell on her way. Not always graceful, my girl. My son is a very fast runner and I'm positive he wouldn't trip but would he stop at the base or keep going. I bet he'd keep on running.
If he could overcome some of these obstacles he would have a chance to be a ball player like his Dad. I think deep down, my husband would love this. Isn't this what Dad's dream about? Playing baseball with their son? A moment of sadness comes over me, but if I'm to be a team Mom I have to shake it off and move forward.
Maybe someday we can try a team sport. Someday.