Time Suck

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Baseball season has begun.  

My son is a high school freshman.  His team played six games over the last eight days.  This week they "only" have four games.  I'm already re-developing last season's bleacher butt and there's a long, long, season ahead of us.

I love baseball, don't get me wrong.  I've always loved watching all three of my kids participate in sports.  It's just a tremendous time suck.

Also?

Do you have any idea how ridiculous some of these competitive Orange County parents are with their kids and sports?  Sheesh!

Wish me a baseball season filled with patience, patience, and more patience.

Also?

The ability to keep my smart-ass mouth closed … the most difficult task of all.

(** The above photo was taken by a friend at the moment of contact on a home run hit by my son a couple years ago.  Awesome photography!  The ball is actually flat from the force of the hit – so cool! **)

© Twenty Four At Heart

27 Responses to “Time Suck”

  1. di

    I’m with you… would NOT be able to keep my mouth shut over a stupid parent’s actions. The stupidity of others in general makes me quite vocal.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. di

    I’m with you… would NOT be able to keep my mouth shut over a stupid parent’s actions. The stupidity of others in general makes me quite vocal.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  3. di

    I’m with you… would NOT be able to keep my mouth shut over a stupid parent’s actions. The stupidity of others in general makes me quite vocal.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  4. Maureen@IslandRoar

    How well I remember the long baseball games. Here it was usually freezing the first few weeks of the season!
    Hang in there; bring something soft to sit on.

  5. Maureen@IslandRoar

    How well I remember the long baseball games. Here it was usually freezing the first few weeks of the season!
    Hang in there; bring something soft to sit on.

  6. Maureen@IslandRoar

    How well I remember the long baseball games. Here it was usually freezing the first few weeks of the season!
    Hang in there; bring something soft to sit on.

  7. Joanne

    please, please, please sneak us a few shots and some good stories on these moms!

  8. Joanne

    please, please, please sneak us a few shots and some good stories on these moms!

  9. Joanne

    please, please, please sneak us a few shots and some good stories on these moms!

  10. Kathy

    Awesome picture! I am going to miss baseball this year, my son decided not to play – he wants to take a break. I hope he goes back to it. His coach last year was a jackass, and apparently this year was asked NOT to coach – so that’s progress – but he made my son’s year so miserable that he now needs a break. grrrrrrrrrrr
    Enjoy!

  11. Kathy

    Awesome picture! I am going to miss baseball this year, my son decided not to play – he wants to take a break. I hope he goes back to it. His coach last year was a jackass, and apparently this year was asked NOT to coach – so that’s progress – but he made my son’s year so miserable that he now needs a break. grrrrrrrrrrr
    Enjoy!

  12. Kathy

    Awesome picture! I am going to miss baseball this year, my son decided not to play – he wants to take a break. I hope he goes back to it. His coach last year was a jackass, and apparently this year was asked NOT to coach – so that’s progress – but he made my son’s year so miserable that he now needs a break. grrrrrrrrrrr
    Enjoy!

  13. Mad Woman

    My husband threatened to tape my mouth shut when i was going to T Ball games…I can’t imagine having to keep it shut during baseball games and the silly parents there.
    Awesome pic!

  14. Mad Woman

    My husband threatened to tape my mouth shut when i was going to T Ball games…I can’t imagine having to keep it shut during baseball games and the silly parents there.
    Awesome pic!

  15. Mad Woman

    My husband threatened to tape my mouth shut when i was going to T Ball games…I can’t imagine having to keep it shut during baseball games and the silly parents there.
    Awesome pic!

  16. AndieB

    That photo is amazing, I thought it must be a stock photo from some unknown. Unbelievable.
    Can’t wait to hear some stories from this season’s games that only you can tell!

  17. AndieB

    That photo is amazing, I thought it must be a stock photo from some unknown. Unbelievable.
    Can’t wait to hear some stories from this season’s games that only you can tell!

  18. AndieB

    That photo is amazing, I thought it must be a stock photo from some unknown. Unbelievable.
    Can’t wait to hear some stories from this season’s games that only you can tell!

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