Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SOCCER!


So here we go - we're embarking on a new adventure at the Ellis household. We have our first official SOCCER event tonight. It's just a team parent meeting, but it marks a new chapter for us I think....

Cory is the assistant coach, I am the team parent. I know this has been done before, I know there are hundreds, thousands - even MILLIONS of parents who have put their numerous children through sports. But guess what? Not in my family. We didn't really do much in the way of sports (mostly our choice as kids). Paul played a little Jr. Jazz basketball, Julia was involved in more sports than all of us - but I personally was never on a sports team. How sad is that???

So I hope that I have the patience and excitement to get us through these next couple of months. Gabe will be the smallest and youngest kid playing soccer this year. His birthday is the day before the cut off. They are supposed to be 4 by the time the first game rolls around, he will turn 4 the day before. And then they put him on the wrong team (somehow they have his birthday wrong, even though on my copy of the registration it's right) and he will be playing with kids a year (or more) older than him. I hope he doesn't feel overwhelmed by the fact a lot of the kids could be twice his size....

And actually I think our biggest obstacle is that Hunter is going to want to play. I know there will be quite a few fits/temper tantrums as he can't go running onto the field. I look forward to it though. I love the gal who will be coaching with us (she's in our ward - Patricia Belnap) and she has *little* kids too - so she'll be understanding. So wish us luck!

1 comment:

The Mullen Family said...

Good Luck. You will love it. I LOVED watching the kids when they were three and four playing soccer and tee ball. So much fun. Don't get me wrong I love watching them now too, but there is something about when they were so young that was so cute! I never did the sports thing either Joanna. I played YW sports, but was not very good either. IT was still fun though. But Spencer on the other hand not so. LOL. Good Luck. HAVE FUN.