Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kick the round ball

The Bug started soccer, which is also known as "football" or "futbol", if you happen to live on the wrong side of the Atlantic.  This is her first foray into team sports: playing with other kids, getting instruction from the coaches, that sort of thing.

The first day was an unmitigated disaster.  There were witnesses; I am not exaggerating.  She cried the whole time, clinging to my leg.  She kept moaning she wanted to go home, to which I very sensitively replied, "You wanted to play soccer; we are staying until practice is over."  Disaster.

But since then, Joker has been taking her to practice and "games" (they just kinda let the kids run around and score goals, best as I can tell).  She's actually participating, and was reported as doing perfectly yesterday.  So, yay.  She also loves her shin guards and cleats, wants to see the local high school girls play, speaks extremely fondly of the sport when she's not there.  In short, this might just work out fine.  With any luck, even I will get to witness the success in person.

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