Kids Are So Resilient
The last couple of days, Matthew has been sick. Actually, it could even be a hold-over from a couple of weeks ago. For a kid that never gets sick, this has been tough to watch. The great thing is though, that even when he is sick, he never really complains. He still enjoys his day. He sometimes walks around with his head and shoulders down (especially when he doesn’t want to do something), so that he can milk the situation. So we need to work on him.
Then there is Andrew. He is a very sensitive kid and almost anything can set him off. When it comes to soccer though, he is hardcore. Last night he played and there was a new coach who usually teaches older kids. He put these little kids through their paces and they really shined. He got to do a bunch of new drills and learn some new skills. It was great. At one point, during their little scrimmage, he tripped over another kid and landed full force on his elbow (good thing he is light). He got up right away, but I could tell that he wanted to cry. You could see him consider coming over to see me so I called him over and checked him out. I kissed his elbow, gave him some water and he was begging to go. Just like it never happened.
When the game was over, he just had to be carried home. No soccer, no energy.
So I carried him on my shoulders and Natalie in my arms. I thought I was going to die.
Since I was talking about soccer and spring registration is in a couple of day, I thought I would post this video of Andrew playing soccer last spring. He’s number 8 with the hoodie. Be sure to rate this video and leave a comment for Andrew. I will show it to him to get him boosted up for the season. Matthew will also be playing again and this will be Natalie’s first season. I think she will do great.