29 March 2009

How Marmots Play Soccer

Madame 4-yr-old is playing soccer this spring (so-called spring--it was 32 degrees at her game Saturday morning). Preschool soccer is so amusing. It more closely resembles rugby than soccer, as the wee ones have a tendency to bunch, kicking each other's ankles and knocking the ball against one another's shins until someone accidentally kicks it free. The next portion of the game (after freeing themselves from a scrum) depends on whether or not they remember which goal is theirs. Often they do not. Sometimes at the beginning of a half, the whistle blows and they all stand and look at one another until an adult convinces one of them to kick the ball. It's fantastic. And, of course, they look so cute out there. Especially when they dress themselves like this.

3 comments:

Amy said...

We, too, have begun the travesty that is "spring" soccer. Grace is on an actual field this year! With rules! Ethan still plays bunch ball.

Eliana said...

I wish people thought it was cute to play sports badly at my age...

Aurelia said...

We're in it too! I keep asking myself, now why did I sign up for this again . . . oh, right, because I'm trying to be a good parent . . . even though it take up 3 nights of the week . . . it sure would help if I knew he appreciated it, but definitely not right now!

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