July 28, 2008

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM) - Play Ball! Division

We spent a very pleasant weekend at my God-parents' house outside of Fredericksburg. As it happened, the GP's were also celebrating a family birthday, so the grounds were full of connexions, including many, many children.

At one point on Saturday afternoon, I noticed that the eldest Llama-ette had got into a game of pick-up whiffle ball with two other kids of about her age. As I began to watch, the gel was pitching, with one of the kids batting and the other running at second. And damme if before each pitch, the gel didn't very deliberately swivel her head round and look the runner back on to the bag.

It's little details like that which give me no end of satisfaction.

BTW, after four years of it, the Llama-ette has decided that she's had quite enough of soccer. She's going to try softball this fall. I've an idea that this may prove to be "her" sport.

Posted by Robert at July 28, 2008 09:33 AM | TrackBack

Sorry to have missed you Robbo. My mom and dad came down from NoVA on Saturday. It was unexpected for me - but not for my wife and kids. They (wife and kids) keep telling me that they let me know that they (mom and dad) would be here, but I don't recall ever being told any such thing. So that is why I missed you Saturday afternoon. I hope all went well.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at July 28, 2008 11:41 AM