Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Penalty Pout

Sometimes, on your first day of soccer, you really want everything to go well.

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But then it turns out that you are only four years old.  And well...you have no idea how to play.


So your big sister starts yelling at you like a mini-soccer mom.

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"BOYS!  You have to kick it HARD!"

And you swear you can hear your parents giggling at you from the sidelines. 


And nobody will get out of your way so you can kick a goal. 


So maybe you decide to just take a break.

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Or go for a leisurely walk.

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Which is okay.  Because you're four.  And because mommy already promised you ice cream after the game anyway.

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Victory!

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14 comments:

Jenner said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I can't wait to get my little on involved in things like that.

Steph said...

YEAH ice cream! Pouting is hard work!
Miss those pretty Omaha houses.

Karen and Gerard said...

The best part of soccer is the ice cream anyway!

Here's a couple funny video of some soccer tips I made you might enjoy:
http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/01/soccer-is-harder-than-i-thought.html and
this one is of playing soccer with my cats:
http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/02/8-things-we-learned-in-week-5-of-2011.html

Barbara Manatee said...

OH my goodness...that is the cutest thing ever! My kids might do Tball this summer and I'm sure when they are playing outfield, I'll have similar pics (including the bossy sister!)

April is Autism Awareness Month. I'm blogging all month long about Autism.
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Jen said...

We tried Hayden in soccer and he just sat down in the middle of the field to collect flowers.

Kmama said...

Aww!! Did they have fun??

Agnes said...

Awwww so so so sweet!!! Love the mini soccer mom :-D

Brandy@YDK said...

awwww they are so cute.

Sheila said...

aww adorable! Love the pic of big sister too! CUTE!!!

Gringation Cancun said...

Love it! I would totally take a break, too.

I played a season of soccer when I was a kid. It did not go well.

sara said...

Hooray for ice cream!

The breaks were always my favorite part of watching the games when my nephews were younger. The games full force and then all of a sudden someone's shouting, "Mom. MOOOOMMMM. Look a bug!"

Katherine said...

The reward of ice cream would probably be the only way my kids would play team sports.

kristinsfourkids said...

Love the photos! My twins are just about ready to start organized sports (there aren't many opportunities for 4 year olds around here) and of course they will be playing hockey. Can you stand the cute?

kellemel said...

Reminds me of when Becca played t-ball a few years ago. She enjoyed soccer last fall and when dance is over this year, wants to do it again next fall. Love Ashley yelling at the boys like a mini-soccer mom!