AJ and bring him home from school because he got sick. Not long after that, I got a voicemail saying not to "be alarmed when I saw Colton after school with a black eye because he'd had an accident at recess." Then, about 15 minutes before school was let out, "Einstein" decided to practice his swing in class and apparently misjudged how much room he needed, because he stabbed himself with his pencil and needed to go get stiches in his hand. (Not to worry, his hand was still numb so he was able to go straight to the field and play in his baseball game.)
Yep... today it's funny- yesterday... not so much.
AJ stayed home from school today (which, unlike his brothers, he NEVER does) in hopes that he'd be well enough to play in "the big game" tonight. He loves the game, but more importantly, he didn't want to let his team down! They were going into tonight's game with the same record as the other team (who is fairly good, but we'd already won them earlier in the season.)
We "were" in 1st place, and without AJ and his catcher, we didn't have much of a chance of winning tonight. BUT, AJ dragged himself to the field (against my better judgement), just in time to throw-up before the game. I took him home, and within about 45 minutes we drove back to the field because we were only down by 1 run. He was convinced that he felt good enough to "end the game for his team."
AJ ran to the field and struck out their clean-up batter, but coach daddy pulled him right away... he was just too sick. I was happy that daddy did that (even with some mad fans in the stands), and even more proud of my son because it really was all about "doing it for the team."
I love winning, I love seeing my boys do well... but more importantly- I love to see those moments when my son's character shines! He's talented yet humble, uplifting and encouraging, and tonight... he showed everyone that he knows what dedication is.
We ended up losing, but I was so proud of my son because he learned tonight that even if you lose, he still felt pretty good about doing his best! And his daddy... oh was he proud of his son!
11 years ago