Sunday, February 26, 2006

So far,,,

I am not at all impressed with the Little League organization that Steve will be playing with this year. We went to a clinic for the coaches and kids today. Steve was shy of course..he is my kid. He did not want to participate. There was no such thing as organization. I had to sign him up a couple of weeks ago but they did not even ask the kid's names or if they had played before or anything. I walked out to the field with Steve but that did not last long...we left the field and no one even said boo to us.

My kid is shy...very shy like me....I hate that he is so shy because I am so afraid he is going to miss out on things because of "fear"....I am trying so hard to get us out and about...involved in things, meeting new people..its not easy for me that is for sure. If one of the men that were there to coach or run the clinic would have said "hi whats your name? dont you want to play" he would have been out there..shy or not..he would have felt like someone wanted him there.

It made me feel angry and sad....Next week there is another clinic put on by the high school...I am hoping that one is better...we shall see.

It might have been different if he had played last year...but I was just starting a new job, he was starting a new daycare, we were moving to a new home...there was so much going was all I could do to keep up and keep moving each day..this year is better and it will continue to be better for both of us..this is just one piece of it.

Anyway...Our mid winter break is over its time to go back to work and school for us. It was a good week. I did work one day but the rest of the time was ours. Steve had a great week...hopefully going back to school will be ok and he will continue on this path of feeling and being good. He has been happy....and not so angry.

I hope everyone has a great week.


Blogger Michelle said...

I really can sympathise. When it comes to anything rather than work, i am just as shy so is my daughter. She tends to shy away from any type of competition even though she may be quite good at it because she knows she'll "stand out"..."perform on her own". It makes me sad because i know she could learn from the experience and have fun at the same time. I don't want to force her, all i can do is encourage her. I hope your next attempt is much better :)

10:02 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

My experience with Little League from many year ago when my sons where that age is that there develops “in groups” of coaches and kids from previous seasons. It is hard for all kids to “break in.” Of course, if Steve makes it through the first year, all will be OK after that.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Meow said...

I hope Steve gets past his shyness enough to get involved in the Little League, or whatever else he may want to do. It would be an amazing experience, getting to know new kids, and such. Shyness is such a difficult thing to overcome ... quite scary, I imagine. Hope all goes well. Take care, Meow

4:19 PM  
Anonymous jd's rose said...

Poor little guy. Keep him involved. He will become comfortable in time, and when he is sitting there eating oranges at half time with all his little friends, both you and him will be happy.


11:45 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

Thanks all. I am hoping that this Saturday's clinic will be a little different. This one is given by the high school.. I hope that they are kids he can look up to.

9:01 PM  

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