Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Soccer days are over




A few months ago Walker told us he really, really wanted to play soccer this fall. So being good parents, we signed him up to play. He got his uniform, soccer shoes, and pads and he was really fired up to go play soccer with his buddies. Then came game day! He was kicking and screaming and not wanting to go AT ALL. What on earth happened to the child that REALLY, REALLY  wanted to play soccer. I began to think I took crazy pills. By choice, he sat out most of the 1st  game. Once again, what happened to the excited boy, who wanted to play soccer?!! So throughout the week, we talked about how to be a good sport on the field and just play to have fun. it's supposed to be fun, right? By the second game, he played and had a fun time doing it. The games were two times  a week between 5 and 6:30. Which made things really busy at our house. Busy is fun and good, but being at three spots at the same time is difficult.There were many times it was like pulling teeth to get Walker ready to go,but once he was there he had a good time. Soccer isn't one of his favorite sports to play.  At least, right now. Its great to watch and see your children grow and learn new things and develop their talents.It's all about trial error and learning what they like and enjoy doing. I'm learning as I go. Poor Walker, he's our trial and error child. Hopefully in the end he'll still loves us!! We had a great time going to his games and cheering him on. GO WALKER !!!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

It gets better. Lexi's soccer games were painful when she was in kindergarten, but this year was so FUN to watch. Walker just cracks me up. I am so gald he got a patient mom like you!

Ryan, Melissa, and Family said...

That is so funny...if nothing else they always look so cute in their little soccer clothes:) We have one more game on Friday, and although we have really enjoyed it, I am SO glad it is going to be over!

Chelsi said...

It was fun seeing you guys every game! Walker was fun to watch, and made me laugh alot with his hilarious personality!

Kerri Johnson said...

Soccer was for sure very fun and interesting. We'll have to try another sport and see what happens. Maybe he'll follow in his dads footsteps.