Photo of the day: Lucas’ first soccer game

by DaniGirl on June 1, 2015 · 6 comments

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Well, I’m pretty sure he’s no David Beckham, but you’ve never seen a happier kid than Lucas at his first ever soccer game. And look, for at least one shutter click, he was paying attention to the ball!

Soccer star

Five things I learned at our first soccer game:

1. It’s hella walk from the playground where we parked at the South Gower soccer fields to where the kids actually play. Like, a kilometer walk. Apparently there are four lots, and we chose the furthest. Now we know.

2. Lucas can eat a LOT of watermelon.

3. This is the first level they have goalies, and the kids take turn in goal. I think I have the flu the night Lucas is in goal. I’m not built to withstand that sort of stress.

4. The time passed a lot more quickly than I expected, and I enjoyed it more than I expected, too. Lucas didn’t stop smiling the whole night. And a few times, he actually watched the play.

5. When it’s down near 10C and windy, worry less about the bug spray and more about bringing a blanket. I’m still shivering. Lucas, on the other hand, was in shorts and his new jersey and didn’t notice it was cool.

It’s going to be a fun season!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah McCormack June 1, 2015 at 9:15 pm

I was going to comment on your earlier post that it won’t be something you have to “survive” but something you may just end up enjoying.. but I didn’t want to sound like Pollyanna! fresh air (maybe a tad too fresh even), kids having fun, parents cheering them on.. and no skates to tie!
I think, my friend, you turn out to be a soccer mom after all πŸ™‚

2 DaniGirl June 2, 2015 at 7:41 am

No skates to tie, that is the BEST!!! Lucas absolutely loves his “sharkey” shoes BTW – thank you again and again for those! And never fear, this is a Pollyanna-friendly zone – positivity is always welcome here. Especially, ahem, when you are correct. πŸ˜‰

3 Fran Donders June 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Yeah Lucas – I remember watching those practice sessions in the cold and rain – but my car was parked right at the edge of the field where I could sit and read a book? – no no sit and watch Sean (lol)

4 Madeleine June 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Oh, your team got the white socks. I am sorry. 😏

5 DaniGirl June 3, 2015 at 9:54 am

LOL Madeleine, the white socks were me shopping at GT Boutique for cheap socks, knowing we’d get proper soccer socks at the first game. Black from here on in!

6 DaniGirl June 3, 2015 at 9:55 am

And Mom? You know I’m going to drag you out to Kemptville for a game before the end of summer, right? No watching from the car, either! πŸ˜‰

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