Just about every summer our grandchildren go to live with us. It is just a very delightful period of time for my family. Our 13 year old grandson plays in a baseball league and our eight year old granddaughter is beginning to play competitive softball. We enjoy going to the playing fields and observing the children play the game. We try and help our single parent daughter out by purchasing our kids’ softball and baseball equipment for him or her. This season the focal point was on softball sports equipment because our granddaughter was in the beginning stages.
We had certain softball and baseball equipment before now. Over time we have got our fair share of baseball and softball bats. My wife and I usually like to get the grandson a brand-new baseball bat each year. That way he can take the old bats home and practice there. He has likewise cracked or lost his fair share of helmets for baseball. I’m not sure what he does to or with these baseball batting helmets, I’m afraid to enquire. This summer both of them new protective helmets for baseball. and softball. I hoped both the hitting helmets will last for the year. In terms of baseball & softball bats, we had to buy a variety. Our granddaughter needed one of an alternative measurement then her sibling. Judy believed she definitely required a softball bat particularly crafted for the sport. When I attempted to describe to her that baseball & softball bats are the same, she replied no. She is confident that softball bats are different.
My daughter and granddaughter feel all softball sports equipment is completely different from baseball gear also. I needed to trust my grand son which helped me to get my item through concerning softball sports equipment. I believe the boys are completely wrong regarding beginner bats. I later on determined that mainly bats for older ages differ significantly. So the grandparents hunted for all sorts of competitive softball equipment. 1st we bought the softball bats. After that we chose our softball batting helmet. It was extremely important to pick softball batting helmets which fit properly. Our grandson bats as a a lefty hitter so his helmets for baseball include the right ear flap. Often he plays catcher and so he also got the 2 earflap catcher’s helmet. Our granddaughter hits right handed so her softball batting helmets have the left earflap. Of course the girl looks up to her big brother so she had to play catcher. Our daughter had previously informed us. She had to obtain a catchers helmet as well. As it turned out our granddaughter actually liked being catcher. Not simply did we buy her the catchers helmet, we got her softball protective gear too. In addition to the catching helmet, softball protective gear consists of a mask, catcher’s mitt, shin guards and chest protection. I thought her softball catcher’s equipment was going to end up very expensive, however the additional items were not much more compared to the catchers glove.
All told we didn’t hurt our pocket book too much this season. Even with the brand new baseball softball bats, the new helmets for baseball, the brand new fastpitch softball batting helmets and the catchers helmets for each kid, we stayed within our budget. We at the same time were able to sell off a few of our grandson’s old batting helmets for baseball and their second-hand baseball & softball bats. Which helped. It is enjoyable for grandparents like us to take part in our grandchildren’s sporting activities. I think it’s really made it easier for us be closer for many years. We look forward to their summer vacations as well as the hours we all put in collectively out there on the fields. I am just so glad our granddaughter enjoyed her 1st year of softball. My wife and I are looking forward to our summer tradition going on for a long time.