Friday, June 11, 2010
What ballplayers are made of.
Ryker and Aja love brusselsprouts and Juice Plus shakes. As a matter of fact, they will eat most any fruit and vegetable and love to create in my kitchen. Last night's perusal garnered sweetcorn. Ryker cooked them each an ear. Aja poured whipping cream in a bowl and whipped it. "It needs something more." A dah of Vanilla and smidgen of Somersweet were added. "It still needs something." Mandarin oranges caught her eye. She needed a little help with the can opener. "I'll drink the juice." She did and snapped her fingers; it was just right.
Like a swarm of grasshoppers they moved on to Ryker cooking himself a bowl of oatmeal on the stove and Aja cooking thin spaghetti to eat plain. Whatever works.
Ryker played ball last night. Aja plays on Wednesdays. At first I thought the kids were too young, but after watching them, I see they're being taught more than the mechanics. There is no scoring. The game is played by allotted time while they learn teamwork and good sportsmanship. Coaches and staff praise.
With the positive influence of the game and tummies full of wholesome food Dr. Seuss said it best, "Oh, the places you will go." I'd better keep my pantry and refer stocked.
2010 Red Convertible Travel Series