Little Man had his first soccer game last weekend. It's our first attempt at organized sports of any kind. It was the perfect day for it. The weather was beautiful and Little Man was eager to get on that field.
But first, we must greet the fans.
Hi! Thank you for coming!
And then began the "game". I use that term extremely loosely. I'm not sure that at least half the kids understood the concept, much less the rules.
Little Man – was one of that half. Here are some "action" shots.
Uninhibited joy EXUDES from this child.
Yes, please note the location of the ball as well as the direction that EVERY OTHER player on the field is facing. Yes. That is exactly how he played the whole game.
Unless he was sweetly helping a teammate up from a fall.
Oh, and then there was that time he decided that he needed to rest. And so he did.
And then there was that one time when his foot……actually touched…..the BALL.
But, you know, that's just one of the incidentals of the game.
This game….soccer….I think we like it.