Had a lot of fun with the brother-in-law and some kids in the extended family. There were just some things the kids didn’t understand, and I remember when I’ve been guilty of blowing some of these:
- You don’t have to reach first base to get the job done.
- Your absolutely best effort is not the only thing people remember about you.
- It can be way more fun to lose the game and let kids play who wouldn’t normally get to play, especially when they enjoy themselves in the process.
This coming from someone competitive to a fault. My poor nephew dropped and doubled back to a base, into a ball meant for his waist/backside, and he took it in the face and shoulder. Good thing the ball was relatively pliable.