August 07, 2006

Go Raiders!

The big discussion today in the car on our way to the grocery store:
Jack says, "Mom, do they make long-john donuts with sprinkles?" I replied that I did not know, but I haven't seen any lately. Jack says, "I have a big decision to make, when I am older do you think I should play baseball for my job or open a donut shop?" Wow, what a big decision I think to myself, then Jack says, "Here is the problem about baseball, when I go to the batting cages and I hit the fastball it makes my pinky hurt." Well, there ya go! Decision made, no hurting pinky fingers aloud around here. So it looks like I might have an in at the most famous donut shop in Abilene, come the year of 2022.

Derek is playing junior pee-wee football now with the Raiders. We are adjusting our simple schedule to becoming a family who might not see each other for dinner, together, at the same time more nights than we can be together. We have fought against this lifestyle for several years. Derek is the only kid on the team that hasn't played for 4 or 5 years already, he is 9 years old! It took me several years to figure out the sign up process and then when Jack got sick we couldn't add anything in our schedule in order to maintain our sanity, so now here I am 4 years late signing Derek up for football. I am glad he was able to be a part of the team, he is more than excited as he has been waiting for this day for the last 4 or 5 years, but has been patient none-the-less. Tonight is the first night in full pads, helmet, .... I am going to cringe every time he is hit, but I will keep it to myself. This is definately out of my comfort zone, but c'est la vie. I will definately be a great supporter, it might just take me a couple of weeks seeing my sweet baby (108 pound, 5ft, 9 year old) take some hits, and hit others, to get used to it.

Go Raiders!!!!

4 comments:

jessica said...

He will do fine... I would be more afraid of the other parents than the kids. When Megan cheered for the Jets I decided those people were crazy... way too much dedication for something I thought was just for fun.

Anyway, he will do fine! Megan can teach you some cheers if you want...

holly said...

I bet he will have a great time. I have to admit we have also held off on signing the girls up for extra activities. The really just take over the entire famlies life.

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Welcome to the world of juggling! We fought it for so long, too. This year will be the first year in a while our 11 yr old is not playing baseball in the fall. He was just burning out. It's such a fine line, isn't it? Letting them get a "team" experience can be a great thing - but you are definitely in the minority if you are not completely rabid about it!

mouse said...

Gee your 9 year old weights more than my 19 year old son. I think I have midgets. No the real problem is my son was born in Texas (where everything is bigger and better) but then we moved to GA when he was about 5 so he didn't get a chance to grow with all that good clean air and eat cows and such so he quit growing. My 19 year old is 5'7" and weights 105.