Focus

Thing2 is wrapping up his second year playing for the minor-league in Little League baseball. He's played catcher this year and loved it.

I think this is the year that most parents love watching. The kids still place a high values fairness -- something about which we all seem willing to compromise as we get older--andsportsmanship. Parents cheer for their own players, but it's also common and encouraged to cheer good plays made by the other team.

I love watching the players trying to strike a balance between youthful exuberance and competitive focus. Having done this with Thing1 not too many years ago, I know I'm watching the end of one era and the beginning of another.  They’re both amazing to watch.