Miles is playing baseball this summer and yes it took a lot of pushing to get him to be excited about it b/c frankly he didn't have a choice. We love baseball and so we really wanted him to try it. Miles hates everything before he tries it. I "forced" him to practice with me and that's near impossible so I was nervous for his first game....
It rained..it was cold...he was holding back tears as he stood shivering his skinny lil body in the field. Then he got up to bat. He held the bat and had the saddest mopie face I've ever seen. I'm thinking great he wont even try...first pitch and he wacks it out!
At the end of the game even though he seemed miserable he told me he "loved it"!
Thank goodness we haven't had a cold rainy game since. He has hit the ball every time he bats and runs for the ball to make plays, but most importantly he loves it!