Who wants to see my soccer star?
At least that is what the picture makes her look like, right?
I have mentioned a few times that I recently signed Rylie up for soccer and embraced my "soccer mom" role. Well, Rylie isn't exactly embracing her role. She just doesn't want to play.
Her first practice was the same day as Bryce's party, so I wasn't able to go because I was at the park setting up. When all of the kids from our team showed up at the party (all of the families are our friends and we all signed up together) I was told we were re-naming our team to "The Whiners". I guess all four of them stood there and whined the whole time and didn't want to play. Whew, at least it wasn't just my kid!
The next weekend was their first game. Rylie wanted no part of any of it. Neither did her bestie Rihanna. They wouldn't even go out on the field. I tried everything I could think of to get her out there (including running around out there in my flip flops with her) but nothing worked.
We talked about soccer all last week after that fiasco to try to get Rylie excited. We even bought her a goal for the yard and let her practice. When Saturday morning came, unfortunately Bryce wasn't feeling well, so he couldn't go and I had to stay home with him. Rylie wanted her dad to take her. They got back home before the game was even supposed to be over. Apparently Rylie did get out on the field some during practice. She kicked the ball a few times and then she and her BFF Rihanna decided they would have more fun goofing off...
And playing Ring Around The Rosie...
They're lucky they are so cute! It makes wasting my money just a little bit easier. ;-)
So much for soccer. Maybe she is just too young? Or maybe it is because of all of the "Go so-and-so" yelling that goes on? I don't know. But I can't force her to play, nor do I want to. Brian doesn't want to go back anymore. I would love nothing more than to have my lazy Saturday mornings back, but I wonder if we keep going back if she will eventually play???
I'm linking my post up with Taming Insanity for Word Up, YO, since the word of the week is debacle, and that is just what we have experienced with this soccer nonsense! I really hope to participate in this more often. Fun!
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