Thursday, September 14, 2006

Soccer Star(t)

This weekend The Talker starts playing soccer. He is playing on a team of 4 and 5 year olds through the YMCA. They play 3 on 3 with no goalies and no score kept. It should be big fun.

The Y is being nice to the parents, too. In an effort to keep new soccer parents from getting burned out too quickly on schlepping the kiddos to practices and games, The Talker’s team will have a quick practice and then play a game right after that.

Only one drive to the soccer field per week. What a great league.

The added benefit is that the parents are already around for the games, so maybe they will help corral kids during practices, too. I know I’ll jump in wherever the team needs help.

The Talker has already experienced one of the most exciting parts of starting any new sport, buying the gear. We went yesterday and bought his soccer cleats, shin guards, and a new ball. The sporting goods store around the corner had a package deal with all of the stuff for $20. In the hardest decision of the day, he finally picked gear with blue and silver stripes.

The Princess was a little disappointed not to get a set of the soccer stuff with pink and silver stripes, but she got over the disappointment quickly.

The boy has hardly taken his cleats and shin guards off. In fact right now he is supposed to be practicing in the backyard, but I can clearly see him digging in the dirt pile that once was a garden. Imagine that. A kid playing in the dirt instead of playing soccer.

Like father like son, huh mom?

1 comment:

chip said...

one drive a week??? You are SO lucky.