MJ had his first baseball practice Wednesday night. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a "Baseball 101" meeting. This meeting was for parents of kids who are starting T-Ball for the first time with our local athletic association. They were very clear about one thing: this is serious stuff. There will be a winner and a loser. There will be strikes. There will be outs. Each child is required to bring their own, bat, glove, cleats and batting helmet. Seriously? These kids are 5 and 6! Luckily we seem to have a wonderful, caring coach but it is a little intimidating. Due to all of the stuff he's required to haul, I ordered the above backpack from Amazon. Hopefully he doesn't fall backward while carrying it!