Every. Single. Time.
My kids a brainiac, she's been very interested in reading and spelling since before she was three. But she can't do a summersault to save her life. I thought soccer would be a prime opportunity to teach her about teamwork, foot-eye coordination, endurance, rules, etc.
And I am sure it taught her some of those things. Or at least it would have if we would have made it to a practice or two.
But the greatest lesson? It was one that she taught everyone on the soccer field the day that she realized one of her friends from our old ward was on the opposing team.
And she ran around, in the general vicinity of the ball, but smiling and trying to hold hands with her long lost BFF.
It was so cute.
And I hope that putting her in soccer won't ever change her. She already knows the important thing. A friend is a friend, no matter the team.
Good job Gwen! I've never been so proud as when you would run by me a big thumbs up! And when you would try to hold hands with your teammates and sometimes your opponents, it made me far more proud than scoring a goal ever would.