SO I have to give some free advertising here because I just love SoccerTots of Broward County.
Richie and Lily have both been participating since they were 18 months. The motor skill development is amazing and the kids just have so much fun!
OMG SOCCER WAS AWESOME TODAY!
Grandad had to work so I got to take both Lily AND Richie to soccer! Please understand that I am as excited as the exclamation points would suggest. I love taking them to soccer, and I don't get to do it all that often because it's Grandad's thing. So I love when Grandad is out of town or has to work or has a dentist appointment.
Lily goes to soccer first, at 4:00PM. She woke up from her nap at about 3:40, went pee pee in the potty and got her shoes on and was ready to go. Great. The catch: she wanted to WALK there. That's fine since we really live just down the block, but it's like 100 degrees outside. While she rests comfortably laying in the stroller I'm like speed walking (and speed sweating) down the road. Really, I tried to convince her the car and air conditioning was a good idea, but she insisted. So, since I'm a trooper, we walked there. Her friends (and their Moms) Nicholas and Vinny were there and were so happy to see her. Another new girl was in class today but is totally not a brat like the other girl (who was out sick today! Yay!). Lily did so well at her class today. Her first day back was kind of so-so, but now that she's in the swing of things she's awesome. I had a blast, but after our goodbyes I almost had to run back home to make it in time to get Richie for his 5:00PM class.
Richie wanted to ride his tricycle to Soccer but since he's more reasonable we took the car. I explained to him that we were running late and we HAD to take the car and he was fine with it. Richie's class is different where I don't actually get to play with him, I just get to watch. I had so much fun being his biggest cheerleader and I don't care the other parents are as long or super excited. The fact that Richie is having so much fun and is doing well makes me the happiest person in the world. He's the smallest kid in the class and has had some meltdowns because he's afraid he's not going to get to kick as many balls during a certain drill. He had absolutely no meltdowns (I've put him in time-out for it once and he's been great ever since). He ran fast when he dribbled the ball. He followed instructions well and was always anticipating what the coach was going to do or say. He didn't use his hands at all! He kicked super awesome goals. Other parents commented on how good he was. It was awesome. The smile never left his face. When we got home and Daddy asked him what his favorite part was he said, "I HAD SO MUCH FUN!"
I am such a soccer mom and I love it.