We signed our 4 year old son up for t-ball back in May and he was SO excited to start playing!! We went to his first practice on June 13th and he was a little shy at first, but really enjoyed it! Ever since, he hasn't wanted to do it and it's got worse since. Each time he listens less to the coach and doesn't want to participate as much. Last practice he told us he wanted to quit t-ball and go home, so I made him tell his coach. So his coach told him to come back Wednesday (today) and try playing in their first game before deciding.
We got there today and he acted SO excited! Until about 20 minutes into it, and he was crying because he didn't want to play anymore and just wanted to go home. So we told the coach, and he told our son that he's still welcome to back. At this point, DH and I aren't sure what to do. We paid money for him to play and hate that he's missing out on it, but we also don't want him to think he can just pick and choose what days he wants to play and what days he doesn't...he's either part of the team or he's not.
How would you handle this and where should we go from here? DH thinks I should keep taking him and make him watch the games because he made the commitment to his team to be there, but I don't see it worth my time and energy to take him if he's not going to participate. Ideas? Advice? Experience?
Answer by But_Mommie at 9:51 PM on Jun. 29, 2011
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