This soccer season has not reached the level of success that Mad Dog’s and Full Speed’s first season did. I’m being kind here.
I know, I know, it’s not suppose to be about the winning. It’s suppose to be about the learning and the teamwork, right?
Who are we kidding? It’s about the winning.
Sometimes it physically pains me to watch my boys go down in the flames of defeat. It pains me even more when Mad Dog is in a less than cheerful mood for several hours following another heart wrenching loss.
There are some positives. I will never tire of watching Full Speed never tire of running the field during games. His new nickname is ‘Coast to Coast’ because the kid never backs down and will be wherever the ball is at any given moment. It is a sight to behold.
Watching T.Puzzle evolve from the first game has been humorous and heartwarming. The first several games he sort of ran near the ball but he didn’t like to actually come into contact with it. Now, he’s mastered some legitimate blocks as goalie and on more than one occasion got a foot on the ball while in play. These were proud moments for me.
Looks like I’m officially a soccer Mom.
Maybe I’m evolving too.