Sunday, December 03, 2006

Homelife Hazards

We all know that parenting has its pitfalls, life is not as easy as we would like to think. But who knew that a father would need hazardous duty pay? RacerDad took Speedy B to a batting cage to work on his hitting today. RacerDad has done "T" drills and soft toss in the cages with the boys since they began playing ball. Balls have come back at him, but fortunately there have never been any accidents....until today. Speedy B hit a foul ball that hit the side wall of the cage and instead of the wall absorbing the hit, the ball deflected off a corner. RacerDad thought the ball went up, instead, it came back at him. The result is below.



Plants are another thing that deserve hazard insurance at our home. I have a confession to make. I kill plants. Not intentionally of course, I love plants...especially african violets. For some reason, their care slips my mind. Oh, I start off with great intentions. I may even be able to keep them alive for a few months. But eventually, I forget about them. I will see them and think "I need to water them, I'll do it in awhile". Of course, "awhile" doesn't come for days. My current victims live in my bathroom window. A great window, perfect light. I see them everyday when I take my shower. It is very inconvenient obviously to water them while I am in the shower. Inevitably, I will forget them once I am dried off. These poor violets are on their last leg. They have lived with me about 4 months.


I did take them into the kitchen and pull their dead leaves off. I gave them a good soaking and hopefully have revived them to live for a little longer. I need someone to be my "plant conscience" and ask ever so often...."so have you watered your plants this month". If I can answer the phone, I am evidently not in the shower so they would stand a fairly good chance of getting a drink!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'll call you and get some plant food. It really works!!! Water every two weeks. You can remind me if I forget to call you. :)Sharon p.s. Tell Bobby we're hoping he heals quickly.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'll call you and get some plant food. It really works!!! Water every two weeks. You can remind me if I forget to call you. :)Sharon p.s. Tell Bobby we're hoping he heals quickly.

Anonymous said...

Obviously I haven't figured this comment thing out yet, but I'm trying!

cherie said...

OOOH, that really is a bad one!!!! Are you sure they have been going to the batting cages and not the boxing ring? Can Bobby see okay? If not, he needs to get it checked out...Sorry, I shouldn't tell him what to do, but it really does look bad. On your plants, set aside one day to water. I try to do mine on Sunday, that way it becomes a routine, sort of....I'm sorry I was asleep, just getting my much needed beauty sleep. I'm glad you're all ok. I tried to email you at the address you gave me but was not able to. It is probably something faulty at my end. Oh how I just love computers.

Beth said...

Oh, poor baby! That eye looks painful. How's he doing now?

We once had a batting "incident" when my oldest son somehow knocked out 1/3 of his brand new front tooth. That was a few years ago and that front tooth is going to end up costing us a fortune. We've had to have it bonded about a dozen times and can't have it capped until he's older.

We love baseball, though, and I know your boys do too.