Shorty Got Low, Low, Low, Low

While other little soccer sisters seem content to sit sweetly with their parents on the sidelines, Miss A seems hell bent on running the hubby and I ragged. We take turns making sure she doesn’t bolt out on to the field, jump in the nearby river, or hijack one of the soccer league sanctioned golf carts zipping through the throngs of jersey clad kids.

Our league games are held on a large field that is essentially a river bottom, and after last week’s heavy rains the river was up considerably and Miss A was determined to “go see it and look for crocodiles Daddy!” (Too much Diego me thinks.) After the hubby had carried her on his shoulders for the umpteenth time so they could stroll over and check out the river bank, she started rolling around in the grass. Now I’m a big fan of the WTAO (Wear Their Asses Out) method, and seeing this as an opportunity for Miss A to get her ya yas out and pass out in the car on the way home, I let her roll away, her long hair getting full of grass and leaves. Plus Miss C’s soccer game was down at the end of the fields and Miss A could roll to her heart’s content without getting run over by a bunch of kids or zonked in the head with a wayward soccer ball.

While she rolled in the grass I walked alongside her, thinking after a few feet she’d surely get tired. Surely. Meanwhile the other soccer sisters are either sitting in their parents laps or playing at the sidelines. Only our child is rolling in the grass in a most unladylike fashion.

Miss A proceeded to roll a good 20 feet or so and then she spotted a ditch and that force of nature that attracts all children…muddy water! She started running toward the ditch but that’s where I had to put my foot down. Because it’s one thing to roll around in the grass, and it’s another thing entirely to go ditch diving into a stream of muddy water.


  1. Amy says:

    Very cute! Bear will sit on my lap and watch Shark’s swimming lessons, something Shark wouldn’t have done in a bajillion years.

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  2. Amy says:

    Our soccer fields are by a creek and it is such a fascination. Luckily my youngest has a good dose of fear so he doesn’t venture too close on his own. And if he is rolling, it is usually in a temper tantrum. Luckily they just added a playground at the fields, he now has something to do!

  3. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    LOL – our soccer starts back up again this week and judging from how difficult Becca was to deal with last fall, I have the feeling that the amount of actual soccer I’m going to get to watch is probably going to be about a big fat zero. Other than catching a glimpse of what’s going on during the 3,403 times I’ll be running out onto the field to catch Becca anyway. She doesn’t seem to understand that she’s not on the team…

    I’m not fond of being more entertaining for the other parents than the actual game is! Sigh. And we don’t even have a ditch to go diving in – I can’t wait to see pictures. You are going to post pictures, right? 🙂

  4. Jennifer says:

    Muddy children are so much fun to transport in the car, too! Not only do you have to clean them up, you also have to clean up the car…

    Very wise decision to put your foot down at the muddy puddle jumping!

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  5. Jennifer says:

    Sit quietly and well behaved, not my girls. Mine are always the roudy ones. I think I secretley prefer havign noisy kids vs. kids who are too well behaved. At least you know their having fun of course except for on the days when they are so roudy you want to rip your hair out.

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  6. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    Your post just brought back the memories of when my step-daughter was playing softball my first born was 1 at the time and thought she would run us ragged…. but like you said by the time we got home her was some kind of tired. Hope your little one slept good hehe.

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  7. Amy says:

    You are such a riot. I love WTAO 🙂 SNORT! I have never heard that term before- is that a Southern thang?

    PS- Your title rocks!

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