First off, it was going to turn out to be one of the hottest days so far. With a heat index of 107 degrees. Even in the shade....with a breeze...standing still....you sweat so much that the sweat pools down your lower back and makes it look like you had a horrible accident.
Strike two was the fact that although the coach and his wife were awesome with the kids, the parents...not so much. In fact, during the last game, Jessica (coaches wife) passed around a sign up sheet of things to bring for the party. I had signed up to bring hot dog/hamburger buns. When we got there, only two other parents besides Jennie (JB)and I. So we were not only missing cheese (which I thankfully thought to bring) but juice/soda/water, condiments, lighter for the grill, and a handful of other things never showed up. Of course, that means that the parents who said they'd bring those items never showed up. So JB and I headed up to the Dollar General (lol) to grab those items.
The thing that drives me crazy is the fact that if you say you're going to do something, bring something or be somewhere, then do it! I don't understand why it acceptable to punk out of something that you gave your word to. Not to mention the fact that when Jessica wondered what we should do, everyone but JB and I said, "Oh, we only have $5 to our name..." Not that I mind per se going to get the items but none of these other parents who were there could get off their hiney to actually help. The pure laziness of these people completely blew JB and I away.
Our sad little cupcake cake that ended up melting...I told you it was hot!
Coach with Jack, after he accepted his trophy.
Coach with JB's daughter, Tatum.
The kids that showed up. We're missing about 8 more.
But, be that as it may, the kids had a great time playing in the park. Even though it was hot as Hades. In the end, Jack walked away with a cool new trophy (that strangely matches all his soccer trophies. Go figure!) and the knowledge of how to play ball (stop the ball and throw it to first).
Can't wait to see what happens next year when it's Coach Pitch Ball. Jack's got that 'sports' gene and I can't wait to see how he does!