My son started his fall soccer season a few weeks back. I’m the assistant coach which means that I still get to wear the coaches shirt but don’t really have to do much of the work. (Just like our favorite assistant-president, cool uncle Joe!) While it isn’t a super huge time commitment now, one practice a week and one game on the weekends, I can absolutely see how after school activities could spiral out of control in a hurry. That is exactly why my parents let me drive by myself starting around 13…. Who wants to cart a kid around to a billion activities when he can just drive himself? My dad was #LifeHacking before #LifeHacks were a thing.
Stay cool, uncle Joe!!
Anyway, it is fun to see over the course of 8-10 weeks how the kids actually put things together….such advanced skill as “kicking the ball in the CORRECT net” and “not stealing the ball away from your own teammate”. Okay, I’ll be honest. We’re still learning both of those skills. But, I’m sure they’ll come soon enough. Until then? There is no crying in soccer. Just kidding, there usually is. Juice boxes and granola bars for everyone!
From this spring, but whatever