Ryley started soccer yesterday. This is going to be an interesting adventure. He’s on the Super Soccers, YAY!!! My husband and his family are the soccer fans. It’s not really my gig, but I know how he feels since I felt this way when Ryley started T-Ball last Spring. Michael is in heaven right now. Ryley’s actually one of the tallest kids on the team, but definitely nowhere near the “biggest”. He did pretty well considering it was his first practice. Funny to watch them try to learn ball control and such when they still have occasional trouble just walking in a straight line. Gotta love 5 year olds!
Actually, I think Ryley could be pretty good at this game. He really goes after the ball, and, not to be a bragging Mommy but, he’s pretty fast. AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I see the writing on the wall….I have lost him to baseball. Soccer is probably going to be his “thing”, if yesterday is any indication. DARN!!! There goes the dream of having the next Eric Chavez in my family. And soccer just takes up so much more time. Two practices a week, and games every Saturday from now til November. Have mercy. I know I shouldn’t complain….I did tell myself when we started having kids that as long as they did one thing – sports, music, art, whatever – I would be fine with whatever they chose. I just don’t really like soccer. And I’m not a soccer mom. Heck I didnt even have a chair to sit in during practice yesterday, nor had I thought to take a water bottle for Ryley to practice. UGH! The things I have to (reluctantly) learn! I know if this were baseball and he was this excited, I would be jumping up and down!!
Michael and I did have a disagreement after practice. Ryley’s team had split up to play a little practice game. Ryley was so aggressive after the ball that he unintentionally tripped about four of his teammates. I told Michael that we needed to have a conversation with Ryley about NOT taking out his teammates in practice. Michael got pretty upset, and said he wants Ryley to be aggressive after the ball and that he didn’t want him to let up just because it was practice. I see many more conversations coming up on this particular topic. Watch, my son will be the first U6 player red-carded!!!!!!!!!!!
The funny part? There is a girl on his team named Riley. This could get interesting.
DRAT! My pictures are too big to attach. Well, I’ll have to try again at tomorrow’s practice or at his first game on Saturday. BLECH!