March 24, 2008

Wilson's not so sure about T-ball...

Hanging out in the dugout, trying to stay warm!
So, we had T-ball on Saturday. It was freezing cold and Wilson was not happy to be there. It was only our 3rd practice and the coach found a team to scrimmage. Wilson wasn't ready for that. He was still learning how t-ball works. Anyway, he fussed and whined. He cried. He said he was hungry and cold (keep in mind that I fed him peanut butter crackers between the egg hunt and practice so he could make it till lunch!). He walked everywhere- even though the coach told him to run. Walked from outfield to the dugout. Walked from the dugout to the t. Walked from the T to first base AFTER HITTING THE BALL. He wouldn't run. I was SOOO embarrassed. I tried to bribe him with getting him hot chocolate after practice if he would be tough. Well, he didn't get any hot chocolate. HOpefully he'll get some today. He is at practice right now with Andy. I'm really hoping he is having a better attitude. The other moms at practice were trying to help me. Andy was trying. It was no use! Later Saturday afternoon his coach called me. He is so nice and patient. He said not to worry about Wilson's attitude. He's just 4. That with time he'll get used to t-ball. Not to force him because we want him to like it. Said his son (who is now 6 and on the team) acted just like this when he was 4. That helped. I didn't feel like such a loser mom after that.
Hitting the ball!


Walking up to bat. Life is so hard for a 4 year old.

3 comments:

Curtis and Tricia said...

That is hilarious!! I can't wait to see him! And you're not a loser mom!!! Stay tough!!

punkin152 said...

Can TOTALLY relate. Happening as we speak. Getting better each game...but at first, it was slow go!! If you have any equip at home, see if he gets interested to "pretend" he's playing like the grown ups. We spent until almost 9:30 one night in the yard after our 7 oclock practice throwing and catching throwing and catching again and again and again and..... Good Luck!

Sarah said...

Wow---I guess this is what I have to look forward to as a mommy of a boy!! I'm sure it's totally normal, don't be hard on yourself! :)