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Not So Lazy Days: Hitting it out of the park

Updated on July 9, 2011
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Due to a ran delay, we postponed our game of home run derby to today. Because I didn't feel like chasing balls that accidentally go over fences, we gathered bats, a ball, a mitt and walked to the nearest field.

We let the little one go first, with each boy getting 10 pitches a turn. Unfortunately, the little one didn't understand-- first, he thought he was out after missing the first three pitches. Then, when he hit the ball on the fifth pitch and started heading to first base, he ended up crying because he was told there was no running the bases.

The oldest one ended up crying on his first turn, too. However, he got hit by pitch and decided to milk it.

After their second turns at bat, the boys wanted to see me hit, so. using the kiddie bat, I creatively hit a few pitches thrown by the oldest one.

The boys got another turn to bat, and after the last pitch (the only imaginary one, so it was a guaranteed home run) we ran the bases in victory.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!

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