10. An unfair, favorites playing Coach can make for a miserable birthday for Mommy…especially when your son is not their favorite.
9. Mommy will always be more emotional than Daddy and be frustrated by his not over-reacting like I do.
8. It is best to sit and stay in the outfield territory so I can’t hear said Coach.
7. It is even better to not watch the game at all and just chase baby brother around aimlessly.
6. Perhaps viewing this time as simply outdoor play time for baby brother would be the best approach of all… even when it is past bedtime and he is in full meltdown mode!
5. Mommy quits, packs up and heads home when she has had enough. Daddy doesn’t.
4. Daddy quits, packs up and heads home after the game with big brother but only after he has a few words at the appropriate time and place with unfair, favorites playing Coach.
3. Mommy would have liked to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation. Then again, maybe not…see #9.
2. Big brother comes home and teaches us all a lesson…”Even though I didn’t play much, it’s still all about having fun.”
1. And, as long as he is having fun and enjoying it (even if it’s sitting the bench), I will happily sit in the outfield for playtime with baby brother trying my best to be completely oblivious to you know who and most likely quoting scripture the entire time! ;)
**Written as a future reference.**