So what have we learned?
SATURDAY, January 16 – I resolved to learn from yesterday’s lesson. The first baseball practice of the season and Eamonn displayed little to no enthusiasm. If skating with his mother proved to be so emotional for him, then baseball probably wouldn’t fare much better. As the time to leave drew closer, his dilly-dallying spoke volumes.
After breakfast I called him over and started to talk about yesterday and how it was clear that skating without Mom was difficult for him. I tried to create a link to baseball, but Eamonn interrupted me. He was more direct: ‘What are you trying to tell me, Papa?’
‘What I’m trying to tell you, Eamonn, is that we’re going to skip the first baseball practice.’ This was followed by a hug and a kiss on the cheek. All of a sudden he was cheerful again and his high spirits continued the rest of the day. We decided to watch Avatar .
‘The best movie of my whole life,’ he proclaimed.
‘My whole life,’ echoed in my head.