It was a full, rich, gorgeous day. Morning baseball game. End of season flag football party. Afternoon boat ride to the beach. Lovely dinner with family. Everyone is happy and pleasantly exhausted.
At Benjamin’s baseball game this morning, he was hit by a pitch. He has been unusually tentative at the plate anyway this season, but this sent him directly into fear mode. He is now stepping away from every pitch. As I was leaving to bring Banyan to his football party, I had a little pow wow with Benjamin in the dugout. I reminded him that he has faced fears much larger than this and conquered them easily. The only way to shake this is to step up to the plate and smack the cover off the ball. I can’t wait to hear the crack of the bat when he overcomes this. I know he will.