I'm going to venture off the regular path of blog topics today. Usually I only discuss my writing stuff. I think I'm now going to occasionally talk about personal things as it appears some readers like to know things like that...trying to get to know a writer they like.
My 5yr old daughter had her first baseball practice on Sunday. Didn't start off too well. She's incredibly shy at first and isn't outgoing at all when meeting new people. She didn't want me to leave her side as she's playing catch with another kid and everytime I started to leave the field to go watch from the bleachers she started to cry. At one point she said she wanted to stop and go. My wife then stayed with her and after another twenty minutes or so began to warm up to everything. The practice was about 2 hours and she eventually stayed out there on her own, hitting, running the bases, and standing out in the field. So when the practice was over she said she had fun and wanted to come back. They handed out hats and shirts and we went to the store to get her spikes. I asked her what was the matter at the beginning and she said she wasn't sure what to expect.
All in all it was a great day. I played baseball for quite a few years and I have to say that I think I was more nervous watching her than I ever was when I played. Her first actual game is next week, will have to get out the camcorder for that one. The joys of having children.