Before I start with my regularly scheduled posting, I’d like to say a huge “Thank you!” to everyone who stopped by yesterday to read about Liam and Kaiden. The support and love were overwhelming. I shared all the comments with Renee, and she truly appreciates each and every one.
I will be sharing another inspiring story next Monday, so I hope you’ll join me. Actually, I’d love to have you join me every day 🙂
My micro preemies were having a rough day today. I’m not sure if they didn’t get enough sleep? Maybe they are getting their 2 year molars (FINALLY!) or maybe it just was an off day. What ever it was, there were tons of tears, lots of whining, and generally unhappiness with the world. It’s tough being 3, I guess.
It was a little chilly, but the sun was out, so me and my Dad took all three boys to the zoo. We didn’t take into account that school was still in session for a lot of kids, so it was CROWDED with field trips. Not the ideal situation, but we pushed on. Train ride was first. This was the last of the happy faces.
After this, one didn’t want to get off the train, one wanted popcorn, and one just wasn’t happy. OK. Maybe that was all the same one. He had a major tantrum, throwing himself on the ground.
So, we got popcorn, strolled around, got slushies, and saw tons of animals. It was not pleasing anyone, so we cut our loses and headed out. Everyone needed a nap badly, including Mommy.
I was going to try to get the twins to sleep extra long so they could go to their older brother’s first T-ball practice. Even though they slept pretty long, 2ish hours, it didn’t seem to be enough.
The whining and crying, and general melting down continued. Luckily, Grandpa volunteered to come back, so both me and my husband could watch the oldest at his first T-ball experience.
I’ll have to admit, I was a little worried about my son and T-ball. Until yesterday, he refused to practice with anyone (Me, Dad, and Grandpa all tried,) did not want to put on a glove or even throw a ball around. I was afraid we were going to have a rough night.
I was wrong!
He got super excited about seeing all his friends, he really liked the new little glove I got him (it’s the cutest little glove I’ve ever seen,) and was actually excited to go play.
We left the crying twins with Grandpa, and headed to the practice/game. Since it was the first night, they just explained the rules and showed them how to catch, throw, and bat. They warmed up (jumping jacks and my son haven’t figured each other out yet,) ran the bases, practiced hitting off the tee, and working with the glove for catching. It was super funny and wonderful to watch.
I was so happy that he actually had fun, and wants to go back. Now, if we can just get those twins in a good mood, we can all go as a family next week.
Aww so cute, love little life stories! Can’t wait till I have kiddos!
Lisa Nolan says
I’m glad your son got to play T-ball! (And that Grandpa was there to watch over the twins for you!) My son really enjoyed T-ball in our yard with hubby!
Sara Strand says
Last year was my son Jackson’s first year doing baseball, and he didn’t play. Well, he said he did, but every picture I have of him is him cleaning the bases off. After about 2 weeks he asked if he could bring the Swiffer duster to baseball because he was upset at how dirty the bases were. HA! So this year, he said he was actually going to play. Tomorrow if the first playing day, so we’ll see. I’m hoping he actually does something because $90 is a lot to spend to watch him dust. 😉
Oh my gosh! That is hilarious! Tell him good luck from me for tomorrow!
Your boys are precious! Man, I remember the days seeing my two cousins playing baseball. I miss going to get candy and playing in the bleachers!
Wow…candy and bleachers! We had neither yesterday…just a blanket in the wet grass. But, my son had fun. Thank you for reading!
The zoo experience sounds “classic!” Glad T-ball went well. I can’t wait until my littles are interested in sports (if they are).
Oh it was, Natasha! Thanks for reading!
I’ve had some overly grumpy babes lately too. Also a week-long worth of sickness for both which I think contributed to the grumpiness. Here’s to getting the twins in a good mood!
Yes! Thanks Tessa.
So exciting about your son’s first T Ball practice! And so nice grandpa stepped in to deal with the cranky ones so you both could be there!
Thanks! Yes, Grandpa is always good about that.
It’s great when your kid actually likes the sport we put my daughter in soccer last year but all she really wanted was the juice box and cookies you got after the game
Ha! Too funny Cindy!
Jessica @ Moxie and Mischief says
Sorry about the rough day 🙁 I am glad you had a pleasant surprise when it came to t-ball practice, though!
Bree Talks says
You are super mom! I can not tell you how many times I’ve been in similar situations. Take last week for example, soccer is right at 2, the WORST time for a toddler, they should be sleeping. My 2 and 4 year old were screaming because we woke them up to go to her game. She literally yelled, “I don’t even like soccer!” LOL But as soon as we got there, she was fine. Sheeesh. Being a mom is hard work!
2 pm is a TERRIBLE time. What were they thinking?! Being a mom is definitely hard work. Thank you!
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
Your kids are super cute.
That meltdown sounds a lot like one my almost 3 year old had recently! No fun.
Thank you…and no not fun at all 🙂
Aw, I’m sorry the zoo was traumatic! So glad your little guy had a good time at T-ball. We always worry that they won’t like something new (we’re mama’s) and it’s so great when it works out and you get to see the happy excitement on their faces!
Yes! I was so happy he liked it. Thanks Trish!