We signed Grant up for T-ball. His team is made up of 4 and 5 year-olds. The phrase it’s like herding cats absolutely applies here.
Here are some of the things I heard myself saying to Grant yesterday:
Listen to your coach!
There’s no crying in baseball!
You don’t need any crackers right now.
No, you can play on the swings later.
Yes, that is a pretty flower.
Are these kids too young for baseball? Absolutely. However, they are not to young to learn to sit still and listen when a grown-up is talking to them. They are not too young to learn to play nicely with others. They are not too young to learn to follow directions, even if there is something else they would rather be doing.
I was laughing way too hard to get video when Grant hit the ball off the T and promptly ran to third base and then to the pitcher’s mound.
I was laughing too hard to get video when Grant was told to listen and “look at me, please” by his coach. Instead of turning around to look at him, Grant bent over and looked, upside down, through his legs.
However, I did get video of Grant fielding a ball and then being “helped” back into position by a coach.
It’s going to be an entertaining season…