Monday, October 15, 2007

bunch ball

It's official-- I am a soccer mom. Samuel played his first game of soccer on Saturday. He loved it! I loved watching him! I had forgotten how funny it is watching little kids chase the ball around the field. After the first kick-off the ball was kicked sideways and both teams ended up chasing the ball off their soccer field and all the way across the adjoining field. The best moment - beside Sam and his friend Daxton taking a few minutes out of the game to pick up rocks and tufts of grass and throw them off the field - happened when Sam was chasing the ball full speed and ran straight into a 6 year old girl (who was about a head taller than him) on the other team and ended up flat on his rump. He stood up, shook his head and kept chasing the ball, grinning the whole time. It was great!

2 comments:

Phee said...

I love watching little kids play soccer...how they all just chase the ball around. But I once had a friend ask me if I wanted to coach her sister's soccer team and I told her "no thanks."

I think I would have a very different perspective about how cute it is when I'm trying to teach them how to actually play, rather than bunch up...

yamsey said...

Sam's coach actually held a soccer practice for the team. I was impressed that he had the kids doing drills and everything. Of course when they played a game a few days later they were all bunched up again. So I guess you are probably right to not want to coach. But it is still cute. :)