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!