Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Two on the pitch
last year, when he was mostly interested in leisurely strolling down the field at every available opportunity. He's hustling this year, and it's a ton of fun to watch. And he's more than a little excited that his dad is the official time keeper for the games and gets to hang out on the bench with him.
And so far, no one runs harder or puts more heart into the game into Abby. Which explains why, 15 minutes into her first soccer game of her life, she was sitting in the middle of the field crying. Dad walked to get her back on her feet and find out what was wrong.
"I...haven't....scored....a....goal....yet!" she stammered through her sobbing.
Did I mention she had been playing soccer for all of 15 minutes? (That's Abby for you.) We spent the latter part of the afternoon explaining how a team works together to win a game, and how you don't have to score a goal to be good at soccer.
Especially when you're the goalie.
Here's to a great season!