Shock and Surprise



I was feeling organized.   Secure in having a day well planned and getting everyone where they needed to go.  
Ahhhhhh......success!  

I also felt pretty good in that my dress clothes had survived a day of teaching without one dash of magic marker anywhere on my person.  

And then I took my daughter to a neighboring town for pitching lessons at the university.  

The daughter pitching just two years ago. 

It soon became obvious to me that I was the only mom there.  The only parent that didn't walk in carrying an empty milk crate or five-gallon bucket.  I walked in wearing dress clothes and carrying a checkbook....the one piece of equipment I thought I needed for these lessons.  

Then the coach informed me that my daughter would need a, "catcher", during her lesson and it was looking like I was it.  

Horror!  

I don't know who looked worse.....my poor daughter or myself.  You see, it would be her father who sits on the five-gallon bucket, at home, while she hurls softballs at nose-breaking speed.  


The daughter at bat this spring.



A quick text to my husband with the phrase, "I might die", must have had him concerned as he showed up twenty minutes later, to save the day.  

Whew.........it was a close call......







Comments

  1. Oops! Your husband was sweet to come so quickly - I can only imagine acting as a catcher - in dress clothes, no less!

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  2. Oh too bad we don't have a close up of your face at the moment you found you were catching! I wouldn't be too thrilled about it the way some of those girls fast pitch, whew!

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  3. It looks like your daughter sure know what she's doing! :) Good luck to her!

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  4. ah...a true super hero. I would have died, too! haha.

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  5. Awe, lol. Hubby must have really understood the "secret code" of softball to come running right away.

    Marie

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  6. Oh I am sorry you had the fear but I am sure you would have done just fine, well I am almost positive. :) Yes I guess I am glad he showed up:) Good for your daughter B

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  7. LOL! I agree, I wish we could have seen your face :D

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  8. Oh good Lord -- you poor thing! I would have feigned a fainting spell or something similar. :)

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  9. oh, this was funny! and utterly terrifying to me!

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  10. Your Knight to the Rescue!
    I would have had the same reaction... Yikes!

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  11. We parents do what we parents have to do, dont we?

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  12. Balls flying at my face...uh NO thanks! I can't catch for beans anymore...but I used to play softball in my younger days. Shortstop!

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  13. LOL. I'm glad your hubby came to the rescue!

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  14. We should have needed pictures of this! Glad that you was promptly saved and had time to take these great photos!

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  15. This sure made me smile! Your description had me watching from the stands, I was that close! Glad hubby made it there in time to save the day!!

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  16. Haha! I'm glad your hubby came to the rescue.

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  17. Gee thats hard work, I never realised baseball was so dangerous.
    Merle.......

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  18. Catching is the most dangerous position on the field. Especially when catching a super fast ball. Glad you survived with a little help from hubby....;)

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  19. Ha! That's funny! I would have been panicky too!

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  20. So funny! You were a good sport, but glad your hubby came through for you! Your daughter looks very capable of doing serious damage. (But very cute) xo

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  21. I decided to play catcher for my son once when he was about 11...he used a tennis ball...but I missed one...it hit my leg...It had a knot on it the size of a tennis ball....my last time to play catcher....

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  22. You could have called me. I played catcher until I grew so tall that it was uncomfortable squatting down low enough for the short batters. But, if I could just sit on a bucket, that would work! (Looks like the daughter can fling it!)

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  23. lol....too funny! Glad you have a superman to fly in to be your salvation!! (and your daughters! )

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  24. Looks like you have a pretty good ball player there. Glad your husband came to the rescue. xo Laura

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  25. Oh, you made me smile, Michelle . . . I was also getting nervous here ! :)

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  26. It is always nice when husbands can come to the rescue...it sounds like he was the knight in shining armor for the two of you. :)

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  27. Whew ... talented daughter ! Your a great mom ...with a great husband to your rescue .lol

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  28. LOL ! Secret Agent Man saves the day ! That has to be worth something.

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  29. Oh my, I got a mental picture as I read this. So glad hubby showed up.

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  30. Your husband is wonderful and both you and your daughter must have felt that extra love for him at that time....

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  31. It would have made a great photo, tho!

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