Katherine did AMAZING for her first game. Five hits and five times on base.
Since this is not a competitive level yet we don't keep track of score and we play through the lineup or until there are three outs.
I yell out:
"Girls, listen to the batting order"
"Girls get your gloves, here are your positions"
"The following girls need their helmets on..."
"Cheer for the girl up to bat, come girls..."
"Hustle to your spot!"
"Pay attention girls!"
And you know why I am so good at this?
BECAUSE I DO THIS ALL DAY WITH MY OWN KIDS!!!! ("get your shoes on. find you backpack. turn off the TV. come to the dinner table. clear your plate...")
I am essentially a social director.
And Emily is a superstar. She just hangs out in the dugout with me and collects rocks.
We have about three games a week which is pretty intense. Plus Emily has swimming one night, gymnastics another night and Katherine has skating on Friday night.