SSDD- work, swim lessons, work, lunch, pool work, baseball.
Baseball drama ahead- (These are 8ish yos). You see a lot of the same kids and parents through the years. There's one kid that has an unusual name. He's also been a bit of a showoff, but this year he's awful. His parents seem to think it's funny, but it's really getting dangerous. One night 6let was catcher, kid was running to home. 6let was not blocking the base, it wasn't a close play, no reason for this kid run full force at my kid, grab him in a bear hug and take him to the ground backward. The kid jumped up stuck his finger in 6let's face (while he's still on the ground) and yells "safe."
Monday night he was trying to tag out a kid and instead of going for the body he went for the head. Basically he had a ball in his glove and ended up decking the kid in the jaw. He yelled in his face "out." The kid was down on the ground crying in pain.
Last night the parents were at Max's game. I overheard them telling these stories in pretty much the same way I did and they were LAUGHING. They were laughing that their kid was hurting kids and not checking on them, not taking a knee, and worse putting a finger in their faces. They knew their kid had hurt someone and didn't care.
I've yanked 6let off the field when he's done shit like this. They didn't yank him, didn't even talk to him, and clearly think it's ok.
I was also next to parents that spent 90 minutes talking about pitch counts and try outs and crap for their 8 yo travel baseball kids. I have a feeling the soccer parents next year will be the same. I'm going to have to set up far away from everyone.