Both Clay and John grew up playing baseball at the local park. I can remember spending YEARS at the park watching John play ball. Clay played from an early age until college. When I was pregnant and we found out the baby was a boy, there has been constant chatter around my house about baseball! Clay and John have been planning every detail and can't wait until Will hits that age when we can sign him up to play.
I knew from the moment I met Clay, that if we ever had a boy, I would eventually be a ball park mom. I love the idea of Will being on a team and supporting him. I think it is a fun thing for him to do.
Clay and John think it's great because they get to be coaches and mold Will into some pro athlete. We differ on the views of small children and sports.
Last night, we went up to the park to meet some friends and play kickball. We were on the smallest baseball field and at that moment I got my first glimpse of Will's future. Clay and John had Will running the bases.
It will still be a couple of years before Will can head out to his first real baseball practice, but I am confident we will be spending more time at the park getting him ready!
And of course he tried to go the wrong way a couple of times!