Uncle Tony arrived and we went to the diamond. Kyle, who also has Fragile X-- and a broken foot-- wasn't sure he wanted to go out and practice. Eric got him to go out there and Uncle Tony tried to coax Drew.
It was a valiant effort, but it was unsuccessful. He eventually scooped Blake up and went in the outfield with Blake. Kyle practiced his pitching and catching with the coach while Eric and Tony tried to get Blake to participate. He did his classic avoidant behavior, by dropping to the ground and hiding his head between his knees.
They eventually got Blake to participate some, and when no one was near us, I picked up a ball and threw it back and forth with Drew. He usually threw it away from me on purpose, making me run for it and buying himself a little time. He tried to catch the ball a couple times, though he didn't wear his glove.
And he batted off the tee a couple times
Blaker was placed in timeout for throwing rocks at me and Eric. He was not too impressed.
In the end, we considered it a success. I know that may sound weird to some. But we got both boys in there, and they both participated to some extent. There were no total meltdowns and no one even cried! Including me! We had a small reward of picking up pizza and breadsticks on the way home.