Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last weekend Ellery had her first soccer game. She loved the practice and was all smiles as she ran and performed her practice drills. Then the game started. The first five minutes she was happy--chasing the ball, running across the field and even managed to get in a kick or two. Then the tears started. . . .and continued throughout the remainder of the game. She did NOT understand why she wasn't getting the ball and why her teammates were not just giving it to her. Haven't we been talking about sharing everyday for the past 3 1/2 years of her life??? She has FINALLY begun to grasp this concept, only to have her parents and coach tell her to, "be aggressive and go get the ball on your own! No one is going to share with you, you must TAKE the ball"!!! AAYYYY--YYIIII-YIIIIII!!! Why did Darin and I not realize that this might be an issue? Welcome to the wonderful world of pee-wee sports!!

1 comment:

starnes family said...

It took me a while to learn this. All sports seem to have a few mixed messages to them. We signed Carter up for karate b/c we heard it helped with disclipline. And, it did. It also helped him know how to fight. Should have seen that one coming, too.

She is so cute....and I agree with her......everyone give her the ball!!!!!!