Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Straight From the Soccer-Playing Horse's Mouth

Upon arrival and viewing the chaos of fifty or so kids plus their parents milling around on one field: "Once we got here, it was more scary than I was expecting."

Ten minutes and a few shots on goal during a drill later: "I think I'm getting the hang of this!" (And then he tripped over his ball and fell, but whatever.)

Half an hour later: "Mom! I'm playing the soccer!"

As we were leaving the field: "It was different than I expected. No one kicked me in the shin guards."

While brushing his teeth before bed: "I love soccer. It's my favorite thing."

I don't know if the love affair will last, but at least it started well.


Drew @ How To Cook Like Your Grandmother said...

Has he been watching Teen Titans? Because "I'm playing the soccer!" is 100% Starfire.

tu mere said...

Woo hoo! What's not to like, except for what mom's have to juggle to make it happen. I am so very happy for Cubby. Did Charlie or Jack have a meltdown during this great outdoor experience?

Anonymous said...

Friends who've coached little kids' soccer teams talk about the kids getting into a pack on the field and moving everywhere clustered together, still in that pack. No concept of playing positions. Hope you'll let us know if that happens with Cubby and team.