Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Light at the End of the Tunnel

We have a love–hate relationship with soccer in our household. My 12-year-old loves it, and the rest of us hate it. Maybe hate is too strong a word, but come on! Soccer games are 1-1/2 hours long. With crazy rules like you can't touch the ball with your hands. I may have mentioned it once or 12 times, but I played basketball in high school and college. So did my husband. You might say that we think highly of the game of basketball, especially since it is the greatest sport ever played by humankind. We naturally assumed that our eldest daughter would become a star basketball player. Instead she decided to become a star soccer player. The nerve of that kid.

Now that she's about to enter 7th grade, my daughter is looking forward to participating in school sports. Unfortunately for her, but quite happily for us, Alaska junior high does not offer soccer. They compete in cross-country running and skiing, volleyball, track and field, and BASKETBALL. That's right. We'll win her over yet.





































Dinner last night: Kalbi chicken and veggie kabobs, rice

Exactly one year ago:

9 comments:

The Shultzs said...

hehehe.........Hope she's enjoys her basketball years to come. =]

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. Here's hoping for better days to come!

Karen Mortensen said...

I feel the same about soccer but that is too bad they don't have it at the school.

Meathead said...

With your luck maybe she'll join ALL of those sports PLUS a community soccer team? haha.

How ironic that in your "one year ago" link it's about you being a soccer mom! Love it!!

Mother Mayhem said...

You'll be so proud when she makes her first 3 pointer using her feet! :o)

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

We're a soccer family here. If she needs a safe soccery haven, we're but a few thousand miles away!

Karen said...

To me, soccer is silly and pointless. Which is why I was not disappointed when my nephew didn't turn into an instant soccer star on his team of 5-year-olds. We're still hoping he'll turn into a star pitcher, though...

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

I used to think soccer was a silly game, until my husband (the high school and college soccer star) taught me all about it during World Cup 2006. Now, I love it.

Rachel played one year, and she didn't like it that well. Needless to say, Brett was a wee bit disappointed.

glitzen said...

Awesome picture! Wow. Great action shot.
I love basketball too. And I made my girls quit summer soccer two years ago. I could not handle another RAINY night at the soccer field! (we don't miss it..shhhhh)