Thursday, May 31, 2012

~reminder~

Two kids on two different ball teams at two different fields.

It's bound to happen.  We have to split up and one parent goes with each child.  I'm sure some of you have experienced this, also, through the years. I feel for the families with more than two children... it has to be even harder!  And this is just the beginning.  It'll be this way all through high school.  We hope that maybe when Austin is a Junior and Derek is a Freshman (or when they are a Senior/Sophomore) they might be on the same team at least one time. I'll keep my fingers crossed.  

Considering that Nathan is Derek's coach, he always gets to pair up with and see Derek play baseball by default.  I get to travel with Austin and take him to his practices and games.  As much as we enjoy watching both of our boys play ball, as parents, we wish we could see it all. Be both places at once. Cheer them both on.  We call or text each other with updates all through the games.  We lay in bed that night and fill each other in on the other boy's game/practice.    

As a little reminder to Derek that his mama is with him, even though I cannot be there physically, I started a tradition last year.  I tie a tiny piece of yarn around his shoelace so that when he goes up to bat he knows his mama is with him.  Last year it was grey.  This year, green.  Every night when we have to split up and go our different ways, I give him hugs and kisses, tell him to have fun and do his best, and then I reach down and touch his shoe and remind him that he can look down at that yarn and I'm right there with him.  Then I look up and see his big beautiful smile, and take that image away with me so that I, too, can be reminded of his love when we are apart.


Green Yarn 2012

   
Grey Yarn 2011

6 comments:

Amber said...

That's so sweet! I feel that pull too. When Audrey is off having adventures and I'm with Gray giving naps, etc. With one I could always be there if we both desired. With two, sometimes I'm present, sometimes only in spirit. I really like that yarn idea.

Swanski said...

I managed to avoid this by not enrolling them in sports, ha ha. Seriously, they did piano and we had very few conflicting schedules. I bet you love to hear the stories of everything you missed! Cute idea about the yarn :)

Lisa Coffee said...

Love this. What a great reminder and perhaps a tradition that will last for years and years. So beautiful.

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

This so sweet and beautiful!! Love it!

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

What a sweet tradition. Love this.

Dark Blue Dragon said...

What a lovely idea. Very sweet.

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