From the bleachers, the slide and the street

Working on his power twist

Watching Sam hit a baseball is one of my favorite past times. Marcel has a swing on him too, and starts t-ball at the end of the week!  At practice yesterday Sam boasted to his teammates about his powerful hit, a result of our batting practice the night before. The kid really can hit!  I was happy to reconnect with the parents I know, and reach out to a few new faces. The bleacher culture is one I’m surprisingly at home in. I love the snippets of opportunity for adult conversation, outbursts of cheer, and that camaraderie  web that brings us together at practices and games. Sitting next to one brown skin Papa, I immediately launched into my; “I am so glad Sam is one of several kids of color out there again this year,” conversation. When his partner joined us I immediately boasted about Sam’s choice of threads at Easter. Read: this Black mama will think I am a good mother of a brown skinned child if she knows I bought my son a three piece suit…I stopped myself before making her look at pictures on my phone. I had just met the woman ten minutes ago! Continue reading “From the bleachers, the slide and the street”

Sammy Saturday: Catch this

catcher Sam/Mama C and the Boys

He says that he wants to be a catcher.

No one threw the ball home, during his first little league game today. But if they had, he would have been ready.

His second at bat, was the hardest line drive double any kindergarten player this side of the Milky Way hit this afternoon if you ask me.

I am so thrilled for his joy out there.

On the field I imagine that Sammy feels invincible. He is only unlike anyone else, because he is so naturally talented in hitting and throwing a ball. Now let’s give him something to catch!

He is one of the youngest kids on the field. When he first came up to bat, one his buddies yelled; “Sammy you know you are one of the best hitters we got! Go SAMMY!”

I’m so proud of you baby. So proud and so happy to have the opportunity to experience this kind of happiness being lived by my kid. My first born whackadoodle Grand Sam!