Is your daughter playing soccer this year?


If I had a dime for every time I was asked that question...


When I answer 'no', you would not believe the looks I get. Like we are totally depriving this poor little girl. I am waiting for CPS to show up at my door and charge me with 'soccer-less childhood'.


The main reason she is not playing is because she has never shown an interest (no Mia Hamm here). The main reason I am happy she has never shown an interest is the parents of the other kids. I have heard horror stories about the behaviour of many of these parents and I am happy to stay away from that. I know that a lot of people are super competitive but we're dealing w/ 5 & 6 year olds. Plus I find that bad 'sport parent' behaviour to be a bad example to the kids. The same parents who want all the kids to get a trophy (another post for another day) are the same ones jumping up and down, swearing, yelling, etc. during a game. So, no, she is not playing soccer this year...
My husband is off today for the Bonneville Speed Trials. I think he is really excited to go but dreading another long (7 hr) car trip. Just for the record, a few weeks ago I asked him if he would prefer to fly and he said no. :) He is probably enjoying the solitude and not having to listen to a Dora CD or another showing of 'Night at the Museum'. He said it wouldn't be so bad since he could listen to what he wants. My sister is actually racing a car at Bonneville. I am sorry to miss that (school is in so my daughter needs to be home) but my husband has the camera and video camera in his possession so we can see the excitement.
I am off to the bank and a morning of scrap booking with friends...

Comments

Sabina said…
Thanks for visiting my blog - love your comments about soccer and your daughter!
Laurie Anne said…
Oh Debra,
Don't feel bad, we too are soccer free and loving it. Ben and Sam have expressed no interest and the fact that whenever we are driving by soccer practice in the pouring rain or blazing heat I always ask, "aren't you glad you're not playing soccer right now?" probably has helped as well. Ben plays baseball and that is as much drama I can take (and we are on the drama free team)
PS
I'm so with you on the trophy thing :0)

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