Sport’s Mom: New Lessons Learned
Since this is our first year as a sport’s family, I have been learning everything I can so that I’m always prepared. I put together a “basic” baseball bag and always keep the schedule with me. My bag has come in handy more than once.
I’ve been able to treat scrapes (my 6 year-old), and hand out baby wipes (my 6 year-old), and distribute Band-Aids (finally, not to my 6 year-old). I get REALLY excited to be “Prepared Mom”.
We have TONS of fun at the baseball games, and I’m kicking myself in the caboose for not letting Gage play sooner. Every game brings a chance to see the boys perform complicated sports moves.
I’m sure they are proud to be big testosterone-filled, macho men…but all I can think is “Awwww….look how cute they are!!”
Sport’s Mom Problems
As much fun that we have, there are still issues that we sport’s parents must handle. Last night brought more mishaps than all the other games added together. It was one of those nights where you looked for the camera crew because you’re convinced you’re on candid camera.
Lessons on Bee Stings
First, not five minutes after we arrived at the ball field, my 6-year old got stung in the ear by a bee. If there is trouble around, this kid can find it!
I learned that I need to add one more item to my sport’s mom bag…Benedryl!! Fortunately, our group of moms is totally AWESOME, and one of the other moms called HER mom who brought some with her. I had anti-itch spray…but the Benedryl worked better.
Not only did it make his ear feel better, but it knocked him out and I actually got to watch the game without yelling at him all night. Don’t judge.
Lessons on Upset Tummies
Next, one of my favorite players got sick out on the field. He’s a tiny little guy, but he is an amazing ball player. My heart broke into a million pieces when his dad went out on the field to walk him to the dugout. He was crying, and I just wanted to cry with him.
He’s so freakin’ adorable and it was awful seeing how sad he looked. I sent my husband over with baby wipes, and Peppermint Life-Savers (Prepared Mom to the rescue!).
Watch Out for the Baseball Lessons
After that, the coach’s son (who is another one of our awesome players), got hit in the face with a baseball. Fortunately, it wasn’t hard but I wanted to send him a hug anyway.
Lessons on Strike-Outs
Finally, Gage struck out (which is nothing out of the ordinary…all the players do at some point). He was devastated! He apologized dozens of times. So, we had to sit him down and explain to him that everyone strikes out and that he showed awesome sportsmanship by not letting it get him down during the game.
He felt better by the time we got home…at which time he did the most common boy thing ever…farted in the car, which drove us to putting ALL the windows down so we could breathe! #momlife #sportsmomproblems
Despite all of the craziness, the boys won 13-8!! Love these guys!! Can’t wait until the next game (in which Benedryl will be added to my bag).