Friday, June 20, 2008

T ball comes to an end :(

So I guess all things must eventually end. All except taxes and herpes that is. Those are forever.

Last night we had our big award ceremony for T ball. It was held at Pietros pizza which by the way is my favorite pizza on the planet. In the puny little town that I grew up in it was the only pizza place in town. So I had my fill, but at the same time it is really good pizza. Just a little on the pricey side. But now it is not just pizza. Oh no. It is a carnival of blinking lights and ringing bells. It is trying hard to be chuck e cheese. Needless to say I no longer enjoy going to Pietros anymore. The kids love it though. For Rock star and I , it feels like an assault on the senses. It's just way too loud and bright. Not to mention expensive.

The kids just go bat dingy the second we walk in the door begging for money to go play the games. They each got $2 and they had to make it last. That gave them 10 tokens each. So essentially 10 games. Surprise , surprise. Bug blew through his in a matter of minutes and came begging for more. When his request was denied, he sat and pouted while he watched his friends feed token after token into these machines. Luckily all Bug did was pout. I sat in horror as his fellow (seemingly well behaved) teammates go into meltdown mode demanding that their parents fork over some more cash. Although I was a bit annoyed at Bug's pout fest, I was proud of him that he didn't loose his mind like his friends. I begin to realize how normal Bug's behavior is when I see him around other kids his age. Because he was able to control himself in a pretty reasonable manor despite his friends meltdowns, I rewarded him and slipped him another dollar. Just don't tell Sunshine.

The award ceremony went off without a hitch and all the kids got a trophy and a ball signed by all of the players. That really is the nice thing about T ball. Everybody is a winner. Next year when we move up to softball it will be different, but for now this works and we will just enjoy the moment.

Sunshine had fun too. She got to see he best friend Cora. She is the little sister of one of the other players and she already knew her from Awana. So when they are together they are nearly inseparable. We found out that Cora is going to the same preschool next year that I was looking at for Sunshine . So it looks like we have a winner for preschools. Also it is up the street at a church that we did Awana at, so really everybody wins here. She is super jazzed about going to school with Cora next year too.

So really a good time was had by all last night.


j said...

Chuck-e-Cheese and Pietro's induce panic attacks in me.

It's like walking into a war zone.

Only with grease and sticky everywhere.

I would rather go to the doctor then go back to Pietro's.

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