Fun With Flag Football

The Boy has moved on from baseball to flag football. This new experience has paired him with different friends from school and the neighborhood. So far, he seems to enjoy it. Then again, he’s up for anything but baseball right now. I offered my help to the coaches if they needed it. They accepted. ThereContinue reading “Fun With Flag Football”

Practicing Patience

When you’re coaching sports, you try to teach the kids a thing or two that they will be able to take with them. You hope it will help them in life, not just with their play. Sometimes I learn something from the kids. Sometimes you’re just glad practice ended without breaking a bone or losingContinue reading “Practicing Patience”

Good Talk

We survived the summer. You did too, I take it. Congratulations! I love talking to my children, especially when they get back from school or an activity. I like hearing about what they did, who they talked to. I like hearing about everything that happened in between the time they left the house and theContinue reading “Good Talk”

Fun and Games

School is out. Children all over are rejoicing. Home-schooling parents are rejoicing with them. Now is the time for a glorious respite from the routines of math, English, and science. Attentions have turned to swimming and riding bikes. I have been looking forward to this time. It means I can stop being a taskmaster makingContinue reading “Fun and Games”