South St. Paul is a baseball town…and a hockey town…and a sports town in general. It seems that everyone plays sports here! Baseball is such a big deal that a quarter of the enrolling kindergarteners played on the Parks and Rec t-ball league. So, what do we do to meet neighbors? Enroll Hazel in t-ball.
We were eager to meet neighbors and get involved in our community so Mike volunteered to coach and I agreed that our family would come to every game. So twice a week we donned our red and headed to the local baseball diamonds.
Not sure what to expect we started praying in May and made a few goals.
- Talk to each family who comes
- Host an ice cream social and invite our whole team
- Invite one family over for dinner
- Teach Hazel that playing sports (especially at age 4) is all about having fun
Both Hazel and Ambrose loved T-ball. Hazel really improved at the game and showed great discipline to advance her skills. We met several families in our neighborhood and we’re continuing friendship with a family or two. We proved to ourselves that getting involved in our community doesn’t just need to be “one more thing” to do.