"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

the story of how i learned to put shinguards on {last saturday}


on saturday morning 
at 9:29am 
the following conversation occured...

somewhere in the middle a phone call was required.
b/c clearly it was obvious that shinguards are not meant to look 
like teeth hanging out of a jack-o-lantern.
and for about 5 minutes i sat there asking myself why 
on earth i had agreed to soccer taking up my saturday mornings anyway.
and then once we got there with a middle school field full of cousins it was all of a sudden exhilarating!
and i couldn't believe that we almost didn't let soccer take up our saturday mornings.
because spending saturday morning at the soccer field 
wasn't as bad as i thought it would be.
it was actually pretty great.
who knew?!
also, 
i left with the intense desire to own a soccer mom umbrella.
you know the kind.
BIG.
not that it was hot enough to need one that day.
i just felt like one day i might want one.
and so that is the story about how i learned to put shinguards on last saturday.
the end.

2 comments:

Sue said...

My kids played soccer when they were little and had a ball.

=)

Amy said...

I loved soccer, and loved when my kids were in soccer, but neither had enough of an interest to actually play, so we didn't put them in again, but good gracious, they were adorable, and I loved going to the games! So glad you are experiencing this as well! Great pictures.