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It’s hard to believe, but my son’s summer vacation is soon ending. In about 12 days, he’ll be starting 5th grade. (No, I’m not ready, why do you ask?)(Because OMG 5th GRADE) He’s been absolutely vegging this summer and I’ve let him. Aside from our weekend trips to the movies, swimming in the pool, and trips to Disneyland, we’ve stayed relatively quiet.
I don’t mind the calm summer because about a month and a half ago, we wrapped up a very busy time that ended right as school was ending.
Holy way to absolutely screw up any schedule you ever thought you had. I’m used to soccer season: maybe two practices a week and a game on Saturday. Easy Peasy. Not baseball. On top of two practices a week, there were two games a week. Mid-week. He had maybe 4 Saturday games. The season felt like it stretched on forever. Rain delayed some games which then had to be made up. Some days we baked in the sun, some we froze. I was not impressed.
But my son? He fell in love. He was never interested in soccer, much to the disappointment of his dad. But baseball? He fell hard for it. If you know me, you know this pleases me greatly. He was excited, wanted to practice after practice, wanted to try all kinds of positions. He gave it everything he had and he made me so proud.
His proudest day? When he got to pitch. He had been waiting so long for the opportunity, working on his stance, practicing and practicing.
He pitched an inning and struck out two batters. I don’t think anything could have wiped the grin off his face that day.
He’s taking a break now, but fall ball will start soon and he’s excited. He was sad when his season ended, saying that he wished he could keep playing. In the meantime, he’ll watch our Dodgers play through the season and keep practicing his pitches in the backyard.