We made the first one just in time. We had to push a little though. Levi had to change out of his pj's after we got here.
We went to Goodwill between practices one and two, to find a baseball glove for Asher. Success!! In addition to a glove, we bought Kk some cleats, a bat and a helmet for the three Yankees, and a pair of sandals for Levi. All for less that twenty bucks.
A quick pit stop at home for some lunch.
While the Yankees were practicing, the other kids asked me to play ball with them. By the time we were bumped off a previously vacant field, we had quite a pick-up game. The whole gang moved to another empty field where I snapped this photo.
I now am sitting in the grass with Kk, watching the Yankees and typing up this post with the breeze cooling me off.
There are plenty of chores that I could be doing at home right now. In fact, I feel a little neglectful of the house. But spending the day like this will pay off. The payoff is kinda mysterious yet simple. Simple: memories, closer relationships, exercise. Mysterious: unknown future events, unforeseen influence, no regrets in case of tragedy.
If I was not a dad, maybe this day would be much less fulfilling. I don't know. I can't say for sure.
Practice number two is almost over. We'll be back later for practice number three.