We signed Laine up for a YMCA soccer league a few months ago…y’know, back before we knew we would be moving in a matter of weeks (now THAT is crazy!) and before she discovered Angelina Ballerina and became dance-obsessed. Hindsight, yes?
Week 1 – she had to be coerced to the car. There was a slight uplift in mood when she discovered soccer came with its own shoes (yeah, yard sale!), but it was short-lived. She spent a lot of “practice” picking grass, spinning around, and sprinkling sand around like fairy dust. Also, her buddy who was on our team broke his arm in the first five minutes of practice, and he was out for the season. Waaaaah!
Weeks 2-3 – We put the house on the market (and sold it .2 seconds later, yay!), and the girls and I hid out in FL. We also spent a Monday in Wilmington. We missed a lot of soccer and no one was sad about it.
Week 4 – We were back in the saddle for our last 2 games! Here’s her shining moment in the final game today!
Yep, she got a couple kicks in! (Never mind that she was kicking off after the other team scored.) When one of the blue team players stole the ball, she learned the Whole Point of Soccer for the first time (oops?).
Fortunately, everything was made better because there were cupcakes to celebrate the end of the season! (Because that’s what every parent wants their child to eat at 5 pm!)
I overheard one of the mom’s asking her friend, “Does Addie eat the whole cupcake? Hayden only eats the icing.” And the other mom said, “Oh, no, she won’t get close to finishing that thing.”
Meanwhile, Laine had taken her cupcake down hard. #Denton #thatsmygirl #cupcakeskillz>soccer skillz