Justin and I got to school around 9am and I signed him in. Afterwards, he took me by the hand and we walked outside to the play area. There were about 10 children sitting on the stoop between the grassy part of the playground and the woodchips. Justin sat down in the row and then made me sit down right next to him. And, then Dylan sat down on the other side of me. Justin then turned to me and explained that they were playing “baseball”.
One by one, Teacher Lilly and Teacher Saul would pick a child out of the lineup….and then Saul would “catch” while Lilly “pitched.” There was a little girl who they brought up first – she CLOBBERED the ball. (I signed her to an exclusive contract!) In the meantime, Justin is holding my right hand and Dylan is now holding my left hand. All of a sudden, Justin gets up and says “Stay right there daddy” and then runs off. He comes back a minute later with a little cup of water and hands it to me. Dylan and Justin proceed to explain that we need to drink water when we play baseball.
Finally, they call up Justin who runs over to Saul and grabs the bat…..and then holds it like a golf club. Saul corrects him, but he keeps holding it like a 9 iron. So, Lilly pitched it low and he did well the first time. The second time – he crushed it! In the meantime, Dylan is on my back screaming “Go Justin!!!”
It was a very surreal morning!