Soccer season is now in full-swing.
They are on different teams this spring, but both have the same color shirt. Lime green. Will is number 1, Elle is number 2. Unfortunately, the games are at the same time, at opposite ends of the complex. As parents, this is really the first time we've had to "divide and conquer".
Elle is now in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade group. She is so happy to play with "serious" soccer players. She volunteered last Saturday to sit out the first quarter so that she could play the rest of the game.
Will is doing so much better this year. Having Elle first really did nothing to help her parents 'parent' a boy. Last spring Will cried every Saturday morning before his games. He was tired. He did not want to spend his only free morning on a cold soccer field. I cannot blame him. I did not want to be there either...
This year he is excited about his practices, loves his games, and is much more aggressive. Now, I'm not one to advocate aggression, but when one is part of a soccer team it is better to go after the ball and attempt to help you team than stand (sit) on the field and pick your nose.