Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family Project?

Last night C had what was supposed to be the last game of the fall baseball season, but we still have four rainout games left to make up. I have mentioned on here before that this coach lives and breathes baseball. He is super serious and lacks a little in the friendliness department. Just for example, during one of the hot weeks of practice, C wore shorts to practice. When he walked on the field, the coach yelled "C, you ever heard of pants?" This was in front of everybody. Luckily, the sarcasm was lost on C and it went in one ear and out the other. Anyway, all that to say that there is no such thing as a "game ball" on this coach's team. Other teams in our league do it, but not ours. However, one of the assistant coaches took C aside after the game last night and handed him this ball and whispered to him that it was the game ball. C was so excited!!! See it doesn't take much to get these little guys excited an I'm glad that there are coaches out there who realize that.
On to the "family pumpkin project". Somehow, the family project turned into a mommy project. We were given the assignment to decorate this pumpkin any way that we wanted to as long as we had fun and did it as a family. I threw out several ideas to C and he turned them down. Today he came up with the idea of gluing goldfish and Cocoa Puffs. I thought that was a great idea. So I got out the glue gun and C helped me lay a few fish out. Then as I added a drop of glue, he placed the fish on. Twice. Then he was done. He disappeared. When I went to his room he said he was tired and needed a nap. So Mommy finished the "family project". I think it turned out pretty cute myself.


Lori said...

Very cute! Get used to it...I can't tell you how many 'family' projects I've sent home over the years, thinking I was doing something fun and that would get the family to work together and have fun spending time doing it...and most moms just thanked me for yet 'another' thing on their to-do list!!! I sort of felt bad...but a lot of moms and dad seem to have fun with them anyway, and the kids love bragging over what their moms did!

Until they get old enough to just start taking all the credit for it, that is.... ;)

The O'Neils said...

You did an awesome job on the pumpkin! I should have you do T's projects too!!!