watching as k and d are practicing their indoor soccer skills
gym almost as cold as outdoor games
yellow, heavy balls being kicked as hard as they can into the unforgiving walls
coach’s whistle – kids so intuned w/ him, circle time – time to stretch and go over the horrible loss last saturday, but they are gonna feel it tonight he says and work their “butts off”.
Katie just told she is too good to be defending… so will be a forward from now on.. since she is the only one that scored. David is the goaly.. only one that will do it. He likes defending too, but hates playing forward – the pressure of the score is a little to much I think for him – joy comes when he stops someone else’s shot.
So I sit with the other mom’s all wishing we had brought blankets for this cold gym but what is are we complaining about – it’s not raining in here.