I took my eight year old son to the field to play a little baseball. If you remember last time we played, he was the pitcher and I was the batter. He nearly knocked my head off with one of his wild pitches, so I thought it would be best if I was the pitcher this time.
I threw a pitch. He hit it - way off into left field. He ran around all the bases. "Home run!" he shouted as I ran to retrieve the ball.
I pitched again (I know - not how the game is supposed to go!). He hit the ball - high into the outfield. And again he ran around the bases. "Home run! Two to nothing!"
This continued until it was 21 to nothing.
"Mom, you're really bad at this game!" he said.
"No, Bubba. I'm really good. I'm the perfect pitcher!"
On another note, I'd like to wish all of my American friends, a very Happy Fourth of July!
It's always good to put a positive spin on things.ReplyDelete
That's certainly my philosophy!Delete
You should have been pitching for the Angels last week :). Cute story.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked the story!
It's all a matter of perspective!ReplyDelete
That boy has insurmountable optimism. And you are the Queen of comeback quips, Sherry.ReplyDelete
I've had a lot of practice! ;)Delete
the perfect pitcher for the batter hahaReplyDelete
Hey, at least I was careful not to knock his head off! ;)Delete
I've no idea what a pitcher is, but I'm getting yours was a witty answer :)ReplyDelete
A pitcher is the person who throws the baseball to the batter. In real life, the pitcher tries to pitch in such a way that the batter swings and misses. But that's not how I did it. I pitched so my boy would swing and hit. :0)Delete
Very cute story, Sherry! Bubba needs to appreciate his Mama, who threw the pitches right where he could pounce on them! You're right about being the perfect pitcher! DReplyDelete
A great story Sherry, hope you and your family have a Happy 4th July.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Yvonne! It was a bit rainy, so we missed the fireworks this year. We still enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs, though!Delete
You are a great pitcher! :) Happy Fourth to you too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Christine! Hope you enjoyed the Fourth, too!Delete
Loved the story! Perfect Pitcher :)ReplyDelete
Have a happy fourth!
Thanks, Nas! I hope you had a nice Fourth, too!Delete
That is so sweet. Great memories for your son.ReplyDelete
He had a great time, and it was a good way to tire him out!Delete
Happy Fourth of July.ReplyDelete
That's a great way to look at it.
Hope you had a great Fourth and that the weather was better in Florida than it was here!Delete
Of course you're a perfect pitcher! ;) Hope the 4th was fantastic for you!ReplyDelete
Hits 100% of the time. Can't get any more perfect than that! ;)Delete
Best pitcher everReplyDelete
Thanks! Maybe I should get a trophy or something. ;)Delete
Will you pitch to me too?ReplyDelete
LOL Fun story!ReplyDelete
I hope you had a wonderful holiday. ☺
Thanks, Dana. I hope you did, too!Delete
Watching Mom and son together playing baseball is heartwarming. Hope you had a lovely 4th of July.ReplyDelete