Hudson, Soccer Superstar
Our son is a sports-fiend. Have I mentioned that he now asks for ESPN, or sports-themed movies? Sports shows and sports movies that are way above his head (For The Love of The Game, or Rudy anyone? I kid you not!) but is insistent on any, and all, things sports.
We have desperately been searching for any sport rec league that is open to someone as young as he is but was having no luck! Poor kid, I think he might have a mental breakdown when he finds out he can't play baseball until he is much, much older.
So imagine my surprise and delight when I found a Starter Soccer program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds in our local, one-stoplight town. We hurriedly signed him up and tonight was his first night. Now unfortunately no games will be played at this level, but the coach works with the parents and kids as they start learning the basics of soccer. (Poor Jon; I don't think he realized how much work he'd have to do too.) So for the next six weeks, we'll be hanging out at the local park for one hour a week while Daddy and Hudson get their soccer on.
By the way, he did great! He even wanted to take some time to play goalie, though that wasn't on the agenda or anywhere near the skill set for these young players. All was well until he saw the baseball diamond and decided he wanted to switch sports.