BM is MOTY. Didn't ya know?
I offered to pick the skids up yesterday afternoon from school. SS6 had a baseball game at 6p, and he had left his uniform at our house last week. It was easier to pick them up than to drive to BM’s house at 5p when DH got off of work for SS to change. We agreed that I would pick skids up, and we’d meet BM at the game.
DH gets home yesterday, and we were talking about SS’s glasses. SS had expressed that he felt he should wear his glasses more than just at school. He said that his eyes had been hurting him (which I’ve heard him complain of a few times in the past couple of weeks), and he could see better with them on. DH and I have both worn glasses 95% of our lives, so we understood. I told SS that it might improve his game, if he could see better with them on. I also told DH that if was going to continue in baseball, we might ought to look into getting him the sports glasses that won’t break. SD8 chimes in with, “Mommy said ‘no, he can’t’.” I thought that she was talking about getting the sports glasses. I told her that I was pretty sure that we could get them for SS. SD then says that BM doesn’t want SS wearing his glasses all the time. WTF? If the kid can see better with them on (and he’s the only one that knows if he can), who the hell are you to tell him that he can’t wear them? This was about the time that we were leaving for the game, so I asked SS if he wanted me to take his glasses, as I wasn’t sure if he’d changed his mind after what SD said. DH says, “Nah, I think he’s going to wear them. Right, buddy?” SS says that he is, and we leave.
We get to the game. BM hasn’t shown up yet, and she has SS’s bat and glove. She was told on Wednesday night that she needed to bring them to the game. SS had to start the game without them. The poor kid was in the field without a glove. DH was LIVID. Baseball is something that DH takes seriously. He played since he was little and went to college on a baseball scholarship. He was calling BM every name in the book. }:) About 5 minutes after the game starts, DH has SD call BM to see where she is. BM tells SD that she’s pulling into the parking lot. DH told SD to go run and get SS’s bat and glove and come back. The next thing we know, BM is leaving and SD tells us that she doesn’t have SS’s equipment and had to go home to get it. Seriously? You didn’t figure that you had to bring his BASEBALL bat and BASEBALL glove to his BASEBALL game?!
When BM finally gets back with SS’s things, she goes into the dugout to give them to him. At this point, she notices that SS is wearing his glasses. In front of everyone, she JERKS them off of his face and goes to sit down. When it was SS’s turn to bat, he told the team mom that his eyes were hurting and he wanted his glasses. The team mom calls BM over and tells her that SS would like to have his glasses. With a giant “UGH”, she hands them back to him. You could tell it hurt his feelings. I can’t understand WHY she would want her child NOT to be able to see as clearly as he could.
BM spent the rest of the game screaming at SS to “RRUUUUUN” and “THROW THE BALLLLLL”. It was obnoxious. DH thought that she was completely over the top, as I’m sure everyone around her did. It was 101 heat index yesterday. All of the kids were sluggish. I did some extra cheering for SS. I’m just completely baffled.