Sunday, March 6, 2011

‘Tis The Season…

…Soccer Season, that is.  The beach crew decided to break out of our hibernation and get a little physical.  After years of sports with my older boys, I don’t get too fanatical about signing everyone up for a sport.  Up until a few years ago, there was only one soccer league in our area.  Which translated into having to drive distances for practices and games every week.

Godzilla began playing soccer when he was just a toddler Godzilla.

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He had a unique approach to playing soccer.  He often gave the other teams’ players his “Godzilla Angry Face” when squared off face to face.  Then a growl.

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This often caused the other children to run screaming back to their coaches.

Godzilla had a good run with soccer.  But, Godzilla gave up soccer after the 3rd grade due to a personality clash with an assistant coach.

 

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The Queen learned to walk on the soccer field..

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…while dribbling a soccer ball.

So, this season I have not one, not two, but three children playing soccer (say a prayer for me please).  Keep in mind that it’s not just “soccer season” around our house, but more importantly it is “tax season” for my CPA husband.  Which translates into “Mama doesn’t get a break for 4 months.”

So yes, we have three separate practices and three separate games each week.  This was the only weekend that each game was scheduled at a different time.  From here on out there will be 2 or 3 games playing at the same time.  Thank goodness we are with a local church’s UPWARD League and there are only a few fields.  I would go crazy trying to keep up with everyone if the games were spread out over more than one playing area around town.

 

Our games this weekend went well.

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At first, The Princess had some hesitation about playing because she “only likes to wear pretty clothes and shoes.”  She didn’t want to wear shorts.  Luckily I found a skort she could wear instead of shorts.

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Not that you can really tell because her jersey is so long.

Game 1/9:00 a.m.

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Game 2/10:00 a.m.

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“"”Hey Baby!  Mama loves you.  Now be a good girl and go take that ball away from that child over there.”

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Helping a team mate with a Uniform Malfunction.

Game 3/11:00 a.m.

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11:10 a.m.

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Go Godzilla!

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11:47 a.m.

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Is it over yet?”

Only 7 more weekends to go!

3 comments:

Annie said...

I am right there with ya!! Actually we were in your neck of the woods this weekend for the Can Am tourney! We sent the boys and went up today to watch the Sunday games! It was WET!!!! Both teams came in 2nd though! Whoo Hoo! Love the skort! That would be my Em! LOL!

Kim K. said...

Happy Soccer Season! It's kinda how I felt about theater practice!

Vivian M said...

Love her uniform!