|Making his silly face and enjoying his treat after his first practice|
We wanted to make sure we weren't putting any undue pressure on him and told him that he was going to have fun running and playing while learning a new sport. He seemed really into it...until we actually got to the field.
|Looking a little unsure of this soccer thing|
He met his coach as his future teammates were still streaming in. Parents were setting up their chairs getting nice and comfy. (Why hadn't I thought of that?) Then he started running away from the practice field. Jason got him, then he got a little clingy to me. By then, Jason and I were starting to get a little concerned. We started to wonder if putting him in soccer was a good idea after all--A slightly scary thought knowing that his uniform had just been ordered and his coach was counting on having an extra player. But Jason talked to him, and he started warming up a few minutes later.
By the time practice was over, James Charles was dribbling a little and even kicked the ball into the net. The best part though, was when I heard him laughing and seeing his big smile when we all cheered for him and his team. He was genuinely having fun.
|Taking a break from kicking her own soccer ball|
|I think she thinks she's part of the team|