Soccer Saturdays are a fall tradition I have been looking forward to ever since I started envisioning my future. First, get married and have the kids. Then, force them to play things so that your dreams can be fulfilled! No, I'm just kidding.
But in all seriousness, being a soccer mom has been a dream of mine since I was little. Seems silly, but sitting on the sidelines, freezing my butt off and holding on to a cup of coffee as if it were going to warm our entire body if I squeeze tight enough. You know, good times! I love it!
This summer, all three kids participated in a preschool soccer program. You might think it is silly to be having kids under the age of 5 play soccer. Would they really get anything out of it? Well, #3 only participated in two practices and #2 only one. She preferred to wear her tutu and cheer for her sister on the sidelines. #1 got the most out of it, but even she didn't enjoy it like she is enjoying the kindergarten recreation program.Perhaps watching his sister this fall will encourage him to participate more next summer? After all, he will be one year wiser.
I think #2 is a lost cause with this whole soccer thing. If there isn't constant action, she's not into it. We'll just stick with gymnastics. She really loves bouncing on things. Or perhaps we will just skip preschool soccer next year because hanging on Daddy's back on the sidelines is more fun! We can do that anywhere!