I am a life long Detroit Tiger fan. But the real fact is, I like to go to the ballpark and take in the wonderful sights and sounds of summer that includes eating a hot dog. It has been a bit of an extended family tradition to enjoy a game and buy a souvenir of summer most of my life. But the Internet and my email has been buzzing with the details of the 'almost perfect game' pitched on June 2 by Armando Galarraga. As a strength-based parent, you want to know about this story!
I suggest you watch this link with your kids and ask about what they think about the sportsmanship demonstrated by the pitcher and the empire. You can share your lessons learn here with a powerful example of apparent emotional maturity. Harry Smith on the Early Show did a great interview with Armando. And even if you have limited sports knowledge or capacity, you and your kids can have a GREAT talking moment about what it means to be sad and to carry on with your best attitude. And in this case, tangible rewards in being real.
Thanks to all who brought us this teachable moment!
I would love to hear what you think!