2010年6月3日木曜日

Little league, big ask

Meg brought home a flyer from school about Azusagawa Little League yesterday. My initial elation that girls and boys were being invited to play was short lived when I read the back of the flyer with its pretend Q&A with a prospective little league mum:

Q: How long are practices? I heard there are a lot?
A: It depends on the season and year level but only Saturday and Sunday 8:30~3:00. Higher grades have a night practice Wednesday 6:00~8:30pm. There's a holiday once a month.

Q: I heard that parents have to be unpires and do the ground announcements?
A: During games we need umpires and announcers. There's a roster. Dad's energy! Mum's beautiful voice! Your kids will well up with emotion!

Q: What are the positives of joining little league?
A: Boys without big brothers join little league and get a whole team full of them and gain confidence. Mum's get to know each other and be friends, too!

Q: Do I have to hang around the ground all day?
A: Once or twice a month you'll be ground monitor. And at matches we ask for assistance too. But people who like baseball want to be there all day!

Q: Do we have to make the coaching staff's lunch?
A: There's no need to make the coaches' lunch. Just bring an extra onigiri to give the staff. The kids lunch is onigiri, too so just make an extra one. When you can't be bothered convenience store onigiri is fine. Convenience store onigiri tastes better anyway!

What????

That last sentence was the kicker for me. Who on earth wrote this??? Really. Welcome to the age of enlightenment Azusagawa Little League.....

What a pity I'm too busy having my hair and nails done and hitting the tanning salon each weekend to take Meg down to little league to learn the role of a mummy....

6 件のコメント:

Sara さんのコメント...

Wow that is a heavy load on the parents!! WTF about convenience store onigiri?? I'd be hard pressed to find any conibini food that tastes better than home made.

Hide the flyer and distract Meg with whatever you can!

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

I say take her once - make extra vegemite sammies for the 'staff' and offer to do the ground announcements and then do them all in English :)

anchan さんのコメント...

LOL, I agree with GW, go freak them out!

韋于倫成 さんのコメント...

Subtlety is better than force. ..................................................

Bryn さんのコメント...

OMG! That's INSANE! E practices once a week, from 5:30 - 6:30p and has one game on Sat. mornings that lasts exactly 60 min. And even that is sometimes more than I can manage! LOL

thefukases さんのコメント...

Unfortunately (gee shucks....) Meg decided she doesn't like baseball afterall. She wants to play soccer. But only with Daddy. And only in her front yard. I think I can just about manage that!

And Bryn? If we ever do take up baseball can you get us on base? That sounds like my kind of schedule and I'll keep you company during games. :)