Sunday, February 6, 2011
Soccer – The Sport That Ate My Family.
Every family does it. At least once.
Some families do it with more zest than others.
We are one of the families that does it with less zest.
My Blondie, 11 years old, has a lot of athletic ability. No aggressiveness though.
So we thought Soccer would really play to her strengths while helping her through some of her shyness, and timidness.
And now we have no family time.
Cuz there are those practices two times a week. (And I get it. I shouldn’t complain.
She is practicing on a dark field in PALM SPRINGS! There is no ice, no biting wind, no snow.) And those game(s) on Saturday. (Where you must wear sunscreen, have plenty of water and need sun-protective headwear.)
However, when you add that in with Glowie’s ballet, each girl's piano lessons, saxophone lessons, after school activities, homework . . . well, it feels as though there is nothing left.
Like a leisurely Saturday.
But, no worries. Cuz it’s almost over.
Except Blondie’s team is undefeated. And now they are in tournament play.
And what parent has secretly wished for their kids team to lose . . . so it can be over.
But since Blondie has been working so hard on improving her game . . . she has been selected to be on the Select Soccer team.
Meaning this is not almost over. Oh no.
Why, we have only just begun.
#Dear #God #Help #Me