Gotta love soccer. I love this time of year in the Northwest. It is THE best season to enjoy an outside sport. And what a gorgeous day today! Addy is finally old enough to play after watching Carson on the sidelines for 3 years (dang October birthday). But, with 2 kids in soccer this year, our Saturdays just got a bit crazier. Luckily, only 2 Saturdays during the season end in a conflict with both kids playing at the same time in different locations. So, we'll have to divide and conquer on those days (what will we do when we have 3 kids in soccer?).
But for today...10:30 for Addison and 2:00 for Carson left just enough time for a Costco run and lunch in between.
Carson has a pretty intense coach this year. No shirts untucked ("boys, we're going to look like real soccer players"), sitting with the team on the sidelines when you are out of play (no chit chatting with mom or dad), focusing on your actual position on the field ("where are you supposed to be? and who is your guy?"), showing up for games 30 minutes early (30 minutes!), and my favorite: running laps at practice if you aren't paying attention. Which, come to think of it, I might start implementing as my own form of discipline at home. His favorite teammate is on the team again this year (Carson M.)...so these two are constantly called by their last names or by first names and last intials..."Carson P: go this way!"; "Carson M: great job". It's funny, but they like it.
We had high hopes that Addy would be really aggressive and tough on the field. But, her girly charm came through (I should have known when she was the only member on both teams with pink shorts, socks, and shoes) and she mostly enjoyed posing for the camera, running over to the sidelines to give us the 'thumbs up' after she touched the ball, and constantly showing us her 'moves' which included walking sideways on the field (wowzers!). She played the whole game with a smile on her face. She really wants to score a goal so we are going to work on getting some actual contact with the ball next week.