Eat. Sleep. Baseball. Repeat.

Dear Whoever came up with the 5:15 weeknight start time of 1st grade baseball games,

It’s cool. We’ll throw them lunchables in the backseat of the car while frantically scrambling to find the inevitable missing glove, hat, helmet, bat or sock. Don’t even get me started on trying to successfully shove baseball cleats on their feet. I’m convinced those things were made 3 sizes too small on purpose. Then let’s make the game go a full 5-6 innings (i.e. 5-6 hours in elementary school time). I mean…a mom can only convincingly tell her screaming toddler that the playground across the parking lot is “closed” so many times before he starts to become suspect. Also, let’s make the games 3x a week… that’ll be fun. Don’t mind me, I’ll just be sitting here in my work clothes shoving fast food into my face, answering work emails while simultaneously cheering for my little ball players because I refuse to not be present. Can we like, just consider a weekend game? Or simmer down on the requirement of getting to the game 30 minutes early? It’s cool. We’ve got this.

Sincerely,

Every working parent in the world

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