Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Baseball

We were watching the Phillies game in my parent’s family room and Maxfield was pointing to the different players on the television screen, across the room.

“That guy throws the ball. That guy catches the ball. That guy swings.” He said as his little finger punctuated the air towards random players.

The night before Lauren brought the kids to one of my softball games, so, Max was more interested in baseball now that he has seen his dad actually attempt to play. They arrived a little late to the game but Max got to see me bat and he was happy to see me get a single on my last at bat.

Chase Utley, the Phillies second basemen, ropes one to left center for a double. “Look, Max.” I said. “He just ran to second base.”

“Just like Daddy.” Max exclaimed.

“No Max.” Lauren explained. “Daddy only got to first base.”

I looked at Lauren and I mumbled with a wink, “That seems to be the story of my life, lately. I can only get to first base.”

My mom, who was sitting on the other end of the couch, snickered. She turned to Lauren and said, “Did he just say he only gets to first base?”

Lauren nodded.

“Well,” my mom said, “Getting to first is the most important one. Remember that.”

18 comments:

bbsgirl said...

gotta Love you Mom!!!

Effie said...

your mom is a smart one!!!

Good mornin' Bill!

Patience said...

You're mom! The coolest!! I adore her!!

And . . . if you can get to first base without getting hurt or thrown out, now telling where you might end up!!

Jody said...

Your mom is so full of wisdom.

Nancy said...

Such a wise Mom ... refer to her questioning your "peck" good-bye on your previous post ... takes more than a peck to get past first base *wink*

Susie said...

Mom is right, as usual. Now I'm wondering if Lauren has a deal with your coach or your teammates. Like, whatever you get on the field is what you get at home? I don't know, I'm just wondering. You might want to get in some batting practice, though. :)

Anonymous said...

It has been a long time since I used to bases references. What does it mean to be in the batter's box with your bat in your hand?

Mainline Mom said...

The most important one?? I beg to differ! You only score points when you slide into home. I'm looking for a baseball analogy for how you REALLY score points, but I'm at a loss.

Michelle said...

I do so love momof9. She's the absolute best! Can I borrow her?

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

I guess first base is better than striking out.

Blessings.

Stacie said...

Your mom is awsome!
Stacie

Kat said...

Your mom cracks me up!

kimmyk said...

If you hit a home run...I just don't think I wanna know about it...y'know. I gotta draw the line somewhere in this blogger relationship.

N said...

well... the phillies don't usually get past first, either.

Chris said...

Ha. Wise words from mom.

Daddy D said...

1st base is overated...wait...shhh...

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eclectic said...

Heh!

Lowa said...

Ha! I love what KimmyK said:)

Yes, your mother is a hoot!