Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another major milestone. And we hit this one out of the park!

Often times, I lament the passing of time when my kids are hitting major milestones.  Because as my husband puts it, "it just means they'll be gone soon."  When my son turned 5, my husband sadly said, "Well, 13 more years and he will be gone forever." 

And no matter how hard I tried to convince him that he's wrong, - "Oh, the kids can always come back home.  Just because they move out, doesn't mean they'll be gone forever," - I know deep down, he's right.  Once they move out after high school, it really never will be the same. 

So normally anytime they move from stage to stage, it's a bittersweet moment for us, but not this time.  This was all sweet - no bitter here.

We attended a minor league baseball game with the kids on Saturday night and other than one quick trip out of our seats for ice cream and one trip to ride the merry-go-round, we watched the entire 9 inning game

This is huge people!  Huge.

We've been attending minor league baseball games since the summer Sarah turned 2 and Peter was 3 1/2.  And we have never gotten to watch more than 3 innings of the game.  We were always up and down and back and forth - to the bathroom, to the concession stand, to the merry-go-round, to the bathroom again, and finally home out of exasperation and frustration.

But not this time.  This time was different.  This time was good.  We actually got to watch the game.  The whole game.

Sometimes moving on to a different stage is a good thing.  Now instead of just doing things as a family, we can enjoy things as a family. 

(Are these not two of the cutest snaggle-toothed grins you have ever seen?)


Chef Bee said...

So adorable. What a fun time with the kiddos.

Denise said...

So precious.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I went to a Red Sox game last week (I mean, the Red! Sox!!!), and I was dozing by the 5th inning.

Beth said...

Doing vs enjoying. I had never thought of it this way, but it is so true! An such a good way of looking at it!

Kimberly said...

Before I scrolled down to see the comment under the family pics, I swear I was thinking...what cute snaggle-tooth smiles! Ha ha. Great minds think alike, huh?

Glad to hear you had a fun family day.

Aimee said...

Still waiting for our "whole game" day to come! We frequent our minor league games in the summer as well, and Rob and I joke that our kids think baseball games are 5 innings long. We never make it past that w/ all the littles! One day we'll get there :)

Rebekah said...

I totally get what youre saying. Sweet to watch your children grow into young adults- bitter to know they aren't babies anymore

StephLove said...

My youngest is 4 so a whole baseball game seems pretty unattainable. Maybe some day.