Monday, January 14, 2008

Found his niche

Posted by Mandy at 2:07 PM

Clayton couldn't be happier. His eldest son LOVES baseball. Clayton was a big baseball player and still loves it to this day so you can imagine his pride when he tosses a ball and Carter smacks it out into the yard. Carter is a lot like me. He has no patience. He has just recently learned to ride a bicycle because before he would get upset IMMEDIATELY if he couldn't figure the pedals out. If he was trying to stack blocks and they fell over he'd pout, "I can't do it!" If he loses a game.... oh Lordy... let's not even go there! But, when it comes to baseball, he is the most patient child on the planet. He can miss the ball 10 times in a row and still be totally joyful as he waits for the 11th pitch. When he hits it he squeels with delight! He finds chasing the ball down as much fun as hitting it in the first place. Clayton finds it hard to control his desire to say "right hand on top!" as Carter's holding his bat incorrectly... or "keep your eye on the ball!" before he throws it to him. I probably say, "Don't... he's just 3... let him enjoy it for a while!" a few hundred times each time we go out to play. I can see the stars in his eyes as he thinks of seeing his boy playing Tball, then Little League, one day. He can hardly stand the wait. I have to say I'm so happy that Carter has something that's just for him. Something only he likes, only he is cheered for. It might be his way out of "middle-child-ness" in the future.

6 comments:

thejoyfulchaos on Tuesday, 15 January, 2008 said...

that is the greatest pic!

and i love that he loves it!

and glad daddy is so proud!

Rosjuane on Tuesday, 15 January, 2008 said...

My husband is the same way about hunting!! He get so excited to see Garret blow a duck call. I on the other hand am just invisioning the headache!!

K.T. is Mommatude on Tuesday, 15 January, 2008 said...

Oh that pic is SO cute!

WendyJanelle on Tuesday, 15 January, 2008 said...

Great picture!! Love the Razorback cap!!
My hubby feels that way about football...

Shelley on Wednesday, 16 January, 2008 said...

ok mandy, I can't stand it. I need to make you a header that fits.....

Mandy on Thursday, 17 January, 2008 said...

lol Shelley.. I never meant to leave that up. I have dialup so it took me literally 25min to get the pic uploaded to blogger and then forever to get the "preview".. by then my infant son (who has the stomach virus) was awake and puking so there it has stayed. lol

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