Easter Sunday my family came for dinner. Of course my granddaughter had an Easter egg hunt when she arrived and the Easter Basket was at the end of the hunt. She isn’t given much candy so I came up with a couple of alternative gifts. There was money, the Frozen movie and a bubble fan. What I didn’t realize is which gift would be a big hit.
I bought her a Minnie Mouse soft bat and ball as one of the gifts in the basket. She immediately wanted to go outside and try it. I think the older kids were just as excited. We showed her the idea then it was batter up. First my daughter, her aunt, took some swings with her. She did get a few hits. Good thing as my daughter was a softball player in high school.
Next up my son, her dad, took his turn. My daughter in law was pitching and my son and granddaughter were able to put the bat to the ball.
During the time she was being helped she laughed and could not wait until the next ball. Suddenly she wanted to try it alone. She was persistent and of course at one point the sticker on her hand was coming off and that took precedence.
Suddenly it happened one swing of the bat and the picture tells the story.
Who knows there may be a budding softball player but the one thing I know the entire family definitely had fun playing.