Tuesday, January 29, 2013

And Always…There Is Soccer

This winter, we (finally) launched our youngest into the sport of (indoor) soccer.  

Any doubts as to whether he was ready have been totally vanquished.  He absolutely loves it.  At 8 years old, he plays with passion, confidence and agility, all of which he gets from me.  Eh-hem.  ;) ROTFL!  Or, more likely, his older brothers.  I think they have taught him a thing or two in the backyard.  :)

In any case, it has been so much fun to watch him!  To watch ALL of the boys, really.  There is something about watching your children do something they  love.  It just makes me happy. 

I’m not sure how long we’ll be able to juggle three players’ schedules and fees.  For now, though, all the training and games provide a welcome distraction from what weighs heavy on my heart.

Since I spend so much of my time at the indoor facility, I thought I would share a few pictures. (I would share pictures of all the boys.  But I’d likely get a lecture from the older two.)  

So, (drum roll please) I give you (just) the little guy today in all the glorious-blurriness that comes with cell phone pictures.20130119_091737-2

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See his coach in the blue sweatshirt below?  Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks he looks just like “Mr. Wilson” from Dennis The Menace. 20130119_110135-2I’m TELLING you, he is the SPITTING IMAGE!  (He is also a wonderful coach, btw.)  

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His 3v3 team took first place.  And SOMElittlebody’s parents got the hard sell to add his name to the spring roster.  We’re thinking about it.  :)

Beginning next week, soccer will engulf our entire lives.  Literally.  We’ll be spending three nights a week at the indoor facility for practice and training.  Along with two indoor games for the little guy on Saturdays, two for the middle man, and two for the big dog on Sundays. 

Am I a soccer mom yet? 

It’s a good thing our dog Greta likes the car!  Otherwise she would be all alone here at the house. 

What is it that your children LOVE to do?

3 comments:

Mari said...

Looks like busy times ahead, but lots of fun too!
Yes - he looks like Mr Wilson!

in the coop said...

There will always be soccer. Always. Our practices started last week. Every day but Friday you will find at least one member of our family at the field. Fortunately, no games, so the soccer schedule is pretty relaxed. Good thing, as the rest of our schedule is nuts this week.
Still praying...

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Your newest soccer player sure is cute! And looks like he is having a blast! I feel the same way about watching my kids do something they love. And at least you've got climate control at the indoor facility!!