It was tough picking out the song. It had to be just right… something I could play with my windows down, and of course – it had to be Kid Rock. It’s silly, I know. I felt like I had to be cool I guess. …or maybe I was just looking forward to having fun, just the two of us, and I thought the right music would kick it off. Many times the song ended up being Kid Rock’s All Summer Long – because I always thought of when I met her Mom with that song. Whatever the song was, I was playing it loud, windows down, when I pulled up on the street in front of her house.
I was picking up Chelsea before kickball. It became a bit of a tradition for us. Well, I felt it was. I was always excited when Thursday would roll around. I’d often text her early in the day – just to let her know I was excited we were going to be playing kickball that night. …because I was. Damn. I cherished those Thursday nights.
Chelsea was one of the only girls I knew that who could kick the ball well into the outfield if they let her. It was amazing to see. Of course kickball is for fun too, and our team – Cosmic Balls – is the most fun team in the league. I was so especially excited about her being a part of that. I even added her Tech9 song “I’m A Beast” to my kickball playlist.
It was cool. Kari was sitting out those seasons, but I got to hang with Chelsea. We had some great conversations just driving to and from kickball. Sometimes we’d go out with the team afterwards. For me, it was a wonderful time with my step daughter Chelsea.
Once a Cosmic Baller, always a Cosmic Baller.