This is Wyatt who loves soccer. He's the same kid who cried last season because he couldn't be on Stacey's team, the same kid that asked all year when he would get to play soccer, the same kid that told anyone who would listen that he was playing soccer this year, the same kid that wants to wear his uniform every day. Wyatt loves soccer.So on Saturday when he was scheduled to play his first REAL LIVE SOCCER GAME on his very own soccer team, The Monsters, we were all smiles.
And then the game started. And the tears started.
And our soccer enthusiast became a soccer statue and stood on the field crying and refusing to move. He wouldn't even kick the ball on a kick off or free kick!Really Wyatt?? Really??
Let me just say that we are well aware that three year old soccer is like herding cats and wondering aimlessly around the field or getting hot or distracted or whatever the case may be are all part of the drill - those are things we are fine with. But just standing there crying for NO reason - WHAT!?! NOTHING we said or did, no encouragement, water break or bribe seemed to make a dent. So we just ate our humble pie and tried to defuse our frustration.
We've been talking a lot about our attitude and a happy heart and trying our best and of course reminding him tirelessly that THERE IS NO CRYING IN SOCCER! ;) We're keeping our fingers crossed for better luck next time, otherwise it may be a long season for this little Monster and his Monster family.