When It Comes to Baseball, My 5-Year-Old Plays By His Own Rules ~ THE BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE
I stand on the edge of the baseball field, the hot sun nudging beads of sweat down my back, and watch as my 5-year-old screws up a play. Another game, another disappointment. While kids as young as 3 are hitting and catching like mini pros, my son is eyeing a worm in the dirt. Instead of running to third base, he’s spinning like a top. Rather than doing what he’s supposed to do, he’s doing anything and everything else.