Sunday, August 9, 2009


She doesn't understand the first thing about baseball yet. The "rules" of this baseball game played at a birthday party yesterday were very free form anyway, involving 4 throws, then everyone run to whatever base, then repeat over and over until you felt like doing something else. But Isabel wouldn't know a base if it stood up and introduced itself, and she had no time to slow down and have it explained to her.

What she DID know was that some kids had gloves and some kids didn't, and she wanted a glove. She ran around searching for one and talking about it, until she finally located one that had been abandoned, ran over and scooped it up. After flashing a triumphant smile in my direction, she looked out at the busy throng of  kids running around to different bases, and said three words:

"I could win."

Yep, you're darn right you could.