Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I am willing to admit that I may not be the most qualified to give parenting advice but there are some things that just don't make sense.
But I digress...
We have boy on the team who was blessed with a baby sister about 3 months ago.
His mom NEVER comes to this boy's games because the new baby is too fussy, there are too many germs, mommy is too tired because of the baby, blah blah blah. This kid probably hates this baby now because he's been kicked to the curb now that this precious baby is in the picture. Who could blame the kid right?
This same child completely freaks out when he gets the smallest little scrape. I assumed it was the best way for him to get attention because after all, the new baby gets all the attention now.
Last night the boy was on his way to the outfield when he sneezed a couple times. No big deal, just a couple sneezes. Boy was I wrong! The dad yells to the players on the bench "somebody get ready to go in for my son! He's sneezing and he may have to be pulled out of the game!"
We have another child on the team who is a good player but he doesn't slide when he's supposed to. Coach Josh asks him why he doesn't slide to which he responds "My mom doesn't want me to get my uniform dirty".

I may not be an expert but there are a few things all boys need in addition to the basics (Basics being Jesus, food & water. Some of you may be thinking clothing & education also but most boys I know would do just fine in a world full of stupid naked people)

Boys need their mom to be their biggest fan
Boys need bumps and bruises
Boys need to get dirty
posted by World of Wright at 9:03 AM |

3 Comments:

At May 7, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Blogger VikingMom said........
Yep! I agree! If I tried to pull the whole "uh-oh the worlds ending because he's sneezing routine"--my kid would not be pleased. (To put it very mildly.) He would ban me from ever coming to his games again!
 


At May 8, 2009 at 1:46 AM, Blogger discomommy said........
You nailed it! There is a reason there is a Mom and a Dad in the plan. The mom will nurture and protect, the dad will send them into the lions den. When Dylan broke his nose I was looking for a 2 week repreave from baseball. The ER doctor looked at me and said "It's a broken nose, not an arm. I have 5 boys. If any of them had a broken nose we would be back in the game tomorrow." TOMORROW???!!! Dad agreed, Mom did not. He played. He survived. They even cheered for him! Awwww.....

And soon I will tell you the dirrareah pants story...thats the meaning of dirty baseball pants!
 


At May 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Blogger Heidi said........
Stupid, naked people.

Brilliant.

:)