My oldest is midway through her first year of girls softball, after a couple of years of t-ball. Its for 1st and 2nd grade girls found a few funny things.
How upset my daughter gets when she doesn't hit the ball every time its thrown to her. I forgot how frustrating it is for a kid to miss a pitch. She's only struck out twice, so I try telling her that her average is fine. A hallow victory in the mind of a 7 year old.
An entire infield and outfield of girls (mine included) watching everything but the person at the plate.
That one intense kid (not mine) who would swear that pro scouts are in the stands right now, and that everyone should bring their "A Game"
The fact that there is a need for two catchers. The first being a girl wearing all the catcher pads. The second being a coach to actually catch the balls, since the first has no chance of catching any.
All in all this is becoming one my favorite summer things to watch. And with two younger kids I'm content to know that I'll be enjoying this for quite a long time.
For everyone else, whats one of your favorite summer activities?