Baseball season has began. Which means practices, games, rain, sunshine and baseball, baseball, baseball! Merrick is playing in the Majors, Kierran in the Minors, and Barrett is an ump this year. We joked about sibling rivalry behind the plate, so far all is well, but we’re only two games in.
The boys had their first games on Tuesday and both M and K played at the same time which made for a hilarious turn of events. See, I ordered both boys slide shorts and cups the same day and only one arrived. Kierran wore it at the ball fields long enough to say, “I’ve got a big crotch.” and then wanted to take it out. So, he slipped it out and I put it in my jacket pocket. It was a cute look for me. It ended up working out great since Merrick is the catcher for his team and his cup didn’t come in, he got to wear Kierran’s cup.
Halfway through Tuesday’s game Kierran ran over to me, “I need my cup! Where is it?” I told him,“Merrick has it on.” “I’m playing catcher so I need it!” “Well, crap. I guess I’ll go get it.”
Merrick was in the dugout awaiting his turn to bat so I snuck in. “I need the cup.” “What?” “I need the cup. Your brother is catching this inning.” “Mom!” “Merrick!” Reluctantly, he followed me out and they went into the bathroom to switch.
The exchange didn’t go unnoticed by Merrick’s coach or some of our friends in the stands. There were a ton of laughs. The boys were good sports about it and Kierran gave the cup back after he was done catching. To Merrick’s relief, his shorts and cup came in today so there will be no more cup sharing this season. I think we’re off to a good start!