heathrowga: (Amelia soccer)
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Amelia started playing soccer last week on a city parks and recreation team. Several of her preschool classmates are on her team, and she loves running around the field in her cleats. It's fresh air for everyone, and Katie is part of the throng of small children on the sidelines trying to climb the fences and finding various ways to kill themselves.

I did not foresee Amelia coming to me and saying sadly, "Mommy!  No one is sharing the ball!"  Tom and I stifled our laughter.  He looked at me, and I explained to her gently that no, during the games, you have to go after the ball and try to take it from the other boys and girls. It's contrary to everything we've taught her. She's got to find her inner greedy self and steal! 

Meanwhile, Katie is itching to race onto the field, throw some elbows, and score a few goals if she can remember which goal is hers.

Date: 2008-09-20 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com
We spend all that time instilling these values, and then one season of sports undermines it all! ;)

Date: 2008-09-20 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Seriously! :)

Date: 2008-09-20 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phinnia.livejournal.com
Heee. *hugs for all of you*

Date: 2008-09-20 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com

How are you feeling today?

Date: 2008-09-20 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phinnia.livejournal.com
Astonishingly not as ouchy as usual. A bit so in the usual places, and stiff, but not bad. I think the massage and the soaking yesterday really helped. <3

Date: 2008-09-20 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Woohoo! I'm glad you got in for the massage. Taking care of _you_ is so very important.

Date: 2008-09-21 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katfrog.livejournal.com
At least you know that she listened to you all those times you told her to share. :-)

Date: 2008-09-21 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Bwah! That is true!
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Date: 2008-09-21 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Katie is my Dangerbaby. She's just ready to GOGOGOGOKILLKILLKILL.

Thank you! I wanted classic yet ready to holler down the street. :)

Date: 2008-09-22 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] libragirl-77.livejournal.com
I love your icon.

Date: 2008-09-22 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Awww. :) I love yours!

Date: 2008-09-22 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eloren.livejournal.com

Date: 2008-09-22 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
We want them to share, then we expect them to just turn on a dime! :)


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