Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Baseball and Bicycles

Last night was the first baseball practice for my son, who is nine years old. He isn't very good at catching the ball. He's better at throwing and much better at batting. He's really afraid of the ball and closes his eyes when the ball gets close to him. I know it's pretty difficult to catch a baseball with your eyes closed. I play catch with him, but he's not getting better. When I think about it, it seems to be getting worse. If you've got any ideas how to help him get over his fear of the ball, let me know.

While my son practiced, my daughter rode her bike around the park. My daughter is six years old. Each time she passed me, she told me about the continent she had just visited. She went to Europe, Antarctica, Australia, and Asia. She crashed and lost a little blood on her elbow. She got over it quickly and went traveling again. I noticed she also introduced herself to anyone nearby in the park. By the end of practice she had traveled all over the world and met nearly everyone in sight.


Sophzilla said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that this trend will continue. Except, in 12+ years she will be sending you postcards as she wanders around the planet, enlivening and brightening each place she visits.

Eclectchick said...

Awww, I loved this post.

Can you try a less scary type of ball for the time being? Say, a tennis ball? Then graduate to the baseball?

Argentius said...

So that means your daughter met nearly everyone in the world! Awesome.

I wonder if it's a good day for bananafish?

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