Back when Isaac first got out of his cast and was able to play his first basebal game of the season I shared about his glory moment when he made a play at first base and saved the game for his team. This Saturday it was another boy's turn. Aaron was on our team last year and his parents requested Mr. Lim e as his coach again this year. Aaron is a very small kid, moderately retarded, and mute. He is a sweet kid and he LIVES baseball. The other kids on the team are all completely accepting of him and one of the coaches has worked all season with Aaron to help his batting. He's a decent fielder but generally strikes out at bat. Saturday we had bases loaded and 2 outs, Aaron was up. He had a couple strikes and then he cracked one hard to get a double and bring home 2 runners. I think he floated to 2nd base. Like I said for Isaac, every kid should get a glory moment. It was so great to see the whole team and all the coaches and parents enjoy Aaron's glory moment as much as he did.
We also survived a sleepover (allnighter is more like it) of 6 13 year old girls. Calypso and her giggly gaggle of girlfriends all seemed to have a great time. And let me say, if you think a bunch of skinny girls don't eat much you are sadly mistaken. It was like a swarm of locusts moving through the stockpile of food I had for them! They all seemed to get along fine with no drama too, which was another concern.
Big sister, Diana, however provided for that. She was utterly appalled by the mess left behind and went scurrying around picking up after them and complaining. 'Look at this! Hershey bar wrappers, half eaten smores, all the smore forks, open graham cracker box all left laying by the fire pit! What pigs! I was never like this!' Then she had a fit when I started laughing at the absurdity of her comments.
Sunday was my family reunion. I look forward to this every year because it's the one time of the year when I get to see certain family members who live far away. The last four years it has been on Father's Day though and I'm not sure how much longer Mr. Lime will tolerate attending if that continues. I appreciate that he goes but he pretty much sits away from the group and refuses to interact with anyone. I'm open to advice.
Have a great day everyone.