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soccer mom…huh?

today i took my son to his first soccer game.

cliff note version: he resisted.

his fight to ‘not play’ lasted a few minutes longer than i thought (and if you know aaron at all–you KNOW he can put on some LONG fits!) and i must admit that the high temps and the sun blaring did add to his frustration and fear of this strange game i was forcing him to play.

he did a great job blending in with the kids and jumping into the action. i was proud of him. and then i found myself falling into the pattern of becoming ‘one of those moms’ yelling spiritedly (and loudly-we are not a quiet family) for my son to “follow the ball” lugging my huge DSLR, snapping photos when i know that the light is terrible. at times i looked around to see if anyone was repulsed by my obnoxiousness. i did get a few glares but nothing too significant. all in all–it was a lesson in culture shock. but it was a fun lesson.

we are now official ‘soccer parents’ and, now I know to tone it down… just a little bit.

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Lori - July 19, 2008 - 1:27 pm

You make even bad light look good.

Come over next week and our sons can play soccer together.

Heasleye - July 21, 2008 - 11:04 pm

Heehee… I got a great visual of your first soccer experience! Glad you shared, as we will embark on this adventure with Ethan in September. I’m sure I’ll be just as obnoxious with my big camera. 🙂


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