Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Confessions of a T-Ball Virgin

Our little Katie got the opportunity to join a t-ball team for the next two months and I was really excited for her because that girl's got some hand/eye coordination. The only problem was that we found out about it the day before the game and I, having never played ball, didn't know what to expect. Here is what I learned:

1. Must take a catcher's glove (sad, I know).
2. Girls with extremely long hair need pig tails.
3. A water bottle would also be helpful.
4. Coaches are scary.
5. Coaches with 3 kids on the team are really scary.
6. Never turn your back on whichever child has the ball or bat.
7. It is perfectly acceptable for 9 kids to all rush the ball.
8. By second base most children have forgotten why they are in the field to begin with.
9. This is going to be a lot of fun.


  1. Wow Julie! That sounds like a ton of fun (a little scary too!) I hope she has a wonderful time. =)

  2. I'm not sure about you, but Katie's going to have a blast.

  3. It sounds like a great induction into children's sports. We had some crazy/intense coaches in coach-pitch baseball last year. Wow. It's crazy how much some of them care about it. By the way, the title of your post would make a great book title.

  4. Wow, that sounds like quite the initiation! ;-) I hope you guys have a great time.

    P.S. why pigtails and not just a ponytail?