This post-Easter week has been wonderful. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be a dad! Caleb had two pretty amazing “growing up” moments this week:
First, on Monday night we had his first summer Baseball practice. Caleb played t-ball last summer but it just wasn’t the same as this “next level” baseball team. His team has 15 players and a pretty great coach. We went to practice and I sat and watched while my little boy went through drill after drill to teach him to throw and catch the right way. He enjoyed himself so much. As I sat their watching, I remembered when I was his age playing baseball with my dad and in little league. I was overwhelmed and teared up 🙂 I know…but it was ok because I had sunglasses on so nobody saw me crying!
Second, on Tuesday night we had a pretty big night with Kindergarten Round-Up. This is basically a night where we go to Caleb’s elementary school and meet his teachers he’ll have teaching him in the fall, the principle, and we get to know the school a bit. We loved it.
Apparently Caleb will have a pretty large kindergarten class next year–to my surprise and joy it was a group of children and families with many different backgrounds and cultures. We enjoyed meeting the other families and administrators. I think Caleb is going to love school. Let’s hope so anyway.
Being a dad isn’t always easy but the joy of the journey with my sons is such a gift. I’m so thankful.