and I know what’s happening. (Just a little flashback to REM’s Superman from Life’s Rich Pageant/1986.) Actually I’m not sure I know what’s happening, but seeing as I subscribe to the “parenting as you go” philosophy, I’m winging it!
We are no longer virgin soccer parents! Tuesday night was Caitlin’s first soccer practice and she loved it. To make things even cooler for her, the practice was held on the lawn of her future elementary school. And, as a side note, doesn’t she look stunning in purple? She was a little hesitant when we first arrived and met her coach. She clung to my legs and I had that parental feeling of dread. However, once she got out on the field with the rest of the team she was obviously very into following the coach’s directions and really trying her hardest. And also, have you ever noticed that there is “that one kid?” You know…the one kid who is having a much harder time than your own? One little girl burst into tears on the field and I secretly breathed a sigh of relief that it wasn’t Caitlin. Bonafide games start in September. It should be interesting to see which parents bring homemade snacks and which parents bring storebought goodies and which ones bring storebought goodies disguised as homemade.