Thursday, April 17, 2008

Soccer days again

It's that time of year again. Soccer has struck. Do we really need this on top of three big group string performances, on top of Aikido, on top of a Calgary trip, on top of the music festival honours concert, on top of violin and piano and viola lessons? Not at all.

But for Sophie and Fiona, spring is soccer and that's all there is to it. The Community Soccer association runs two teams, one for ages 5-7 and one for ages 8-10. Fiona has been looking forward to being old enough since she was 2 or 3. Finally, having passed her landmark 5th birthday, she's soccer material. This is Sophie's third season of soccer. Fortunately both teams practice and play games in adjacent fields at adjacent times. Previous years have been a logistical nightmare for multi-kid families, but the schedule works pretty well this year.

The photo is from a couple of years ago. The grass isn't this green yet, not even in town. I must take my camera to one of Fiona's practices. She is so tiny, so sweet, so intent. I don't think she has much clue about game play, let alone strategy, but that's pretty typical for the 5-to-6-year-olds. She's certainly having fun -- that's all that counts.

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