Saturday morning was dry and sunny thank god, but very crisp with so much frost the fields looked like they had had a light dusting of snow. It melted as the little guys began to warm-up and they began their 15 minutes of training before the game began.
Things were looking good as this point, Ethan was doing great, getting some shots in the goal and listening well to Coach Ken. He was assigned his shirt and the game against the Lions began!
and that’s where the tears began. Ethan was totally shocked that the parents on the sideline were yelling and screaming at their kids, it gave him a terrible scare. So Mum to the rescue, I joined the team and dragged him around the field because WE CAME TO PLAY SOCCER ::::damnit:::: and we all had to get up very early in the cold so lets just smile and get on with it? Alright? and yes darling I will buy you a Ben 10 toy if you at least try OK?
He came right by the end of the game and assures us that there will be no repeat performance-anxiety at the next game. He was so good and fast when he really got the swing of things, he made a couple of good breaks and smoked the others when he was following the play so hopefully we will have a better game on Saturday. The good news is Ethan is really positive about it and looking forward to having another go.