I was part of a movement of "dinosaur moms" when I lived in Maryland (Astrodon Johnstoni is the Maryland state dinosaur.) Which is nothing more than this -- dinosaur moms delight in the half-feral nature of the beasties they parent, even as they whisper Shakespeare and Kierkegaard in their ears at night.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Great balls of fire!

Went to Jones's coach-pitch baseball game tonight. He's out-classed by many of the other kinder and 1st graders who have clearly been working on their games for years. They are very cool, with their trademark stances and equipment personalized with their monikers. Having watched them slide into the bases for many weeks, he stepped to the bat determined to do the same. Next thing we know, he slides into home on both knees like Jerry Lee Lewis! Great balls of fire! He'd ripped his knee all to h*ll, but he was quite proud of himself.

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