Thursday, May 10, 2012


The other day, I agreed to play T-ball with Noah in the backyard. This usually ends up with me in the "outfield," trying to both tag him out and let him score at the same time.

It's a fine balance, my friends.

When it was finally my turn to bat, I decided to give it my best shot because I felt like I had something to prove (let's not dissect that statement, shall we?). Besides, I feel like every once in a while, it is my duty to show him that not every opponent he meets will let him win at T-ball, even if that person did change his diapers and promise to make him cookies whenever he wants.

This is tough love at its finest.

So, I hit the ball but his lightening-speed legs caught up with it in no time. And as I was rounding second, I could feel him right behind me. So, I did what any compassionate, thoughtful aunt would do, I kicked it into high gear and pulled ahead. I made it to third and barely touched home just as he tagged me.

I felt like an Olympian. I was practically giddy with excitment.  It's not everyday that I can out-run a six year old.

After we both caught our breath, he looked at me and said, "Wow, Sarah. You're a lot faster than you look."

I am pretty sure that was a compliment.


  1. You are the coolest aunt ever! And obviously your work on the treadmill is paying off! You're a speed demon now!

  2. LOL doesn't do justice to what just went on here.

    And yes, I'd take that as a compliment. Sometimes that's as good as it gets from a 6 year old.

  3. may I suggest you wear or tattoo racing stripes on yourself. You will then appear as fast as you are.