Sunday, September 24, 2006
It's official...I am a soccer mom. I now completely fit the picture of the all-American mom: married, 2 kids (one boy, one girl), great house in a nice little subdivision in the midwest, minivan, one dog, AND, as of Saturday, I'm a soccer mom. What more could I ask for??? The only thing missing is the picket fence (maybe I can get Chris to work on that!). I have to admit that I did not become a soccer mom willingly. Jacob already plays baseball and basketball, so when he decided not to play flag football this year (he played for the last 2 years and it just wasn't his thing), I was happy to have a season off from sports. Right??? WRONG! Chris immediately suggested soccer (he wanted Jacob to stay active....ummm, I'm pretty sure he would find a way to be active even without an organized sport) and of course Jacob loved the idea. They had their first practice last week and their first game on Saturday. Chris just happened to be playing in a golf scrambles, so I had to be a solo-soccer mom....in the rain. FUN TIMES! But, it turns out that Jacob is a natural soccer player. I'm not just saying that because I'm his mom....he really did a great job and knew what he was doing. He was aggressive and played his position well. And the best part is.....HE SCORED 3 GOALS!! His team ended up losing 8-7, but he was thrilled with the 3 goals he scored. Unfortunately, I have no pictures to share this week. It killed me to leave my camera in the van, but I just couldn't bring myself to take it out in the rain. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I'll be able to take some photos next week.