Gym and dance are very time consuming sports. There is no way around it. We do 1.5 hour practices on Tue and Fri plus two hours on Saturday. Tball practices had a very similar schedule but the biggest problem was that our Spring in this part of the country sucks. It is incredibly dusty and windy, sometimes cold, sometimes sweltering and rarely pleasant. Oh and the games take FOREVER! Than there was Harm, he never complains about going to gym, EVER but Tball took an act of congress to get him to each practice or game.
Yet while I was complaining on a regular basis something magical happened. I've noticed that Tball and baseball is a sport where there is a lot of tradition. We have several friends who have batting cages, and they go to really expensive camps.everything from your bat to the uniforms cost a lot. Our team did a lot of fundraising but we didn't buy the expensive practice equipment or go to camps. Instead they practiced really hard. We didn't have even one of the big superstars on our team (yes even Tball has superstars known in the city that teams recruit) but we still did great. The boys won second overall in the city and I was proud of Harm!
I'm glad for now it is done. The coaches are already planning on strategy for going into coach pitch next season. They are going to start earlier and work harder... Oy! Some of our family has encouraged us just to quit and part of me wants too but I think of all the lessons Harm and I both have learned and I'm so proud of him. So I guess next year, take me out to the ball game, even if I would rather say take out of the ball game.