Well, it's really just fall activities starting up. Fall itself is months away. MONTHS. It's over 100º all week. I'm a little tired of the heat and just about ready to start thinking about fall. I love you summer, but I'm sort of over you for now.
Soccer started up this past week. Caris kept whining every time I brought it up and I couldn't figure out why. Finally I pried it out of her: she's afraid she'll get hurt. Why didn't I think of that? After all, she's spent years watching her big brothers play, and those boys get aggressive - and nearly every game someone gets a minor injury. I assured her that she would be playing with other little girls and no one is likely to get more than a bump. In the middle of her first practice she ran over for a water break and said, "Soccer is actually fun!"
I went to the team parent meeting last night and it was HALF the time they'd told us to expect. How's that for a big woo hoo? I had one of those "wow, my child is growing up" moments because I had Malachi & Canaan with me and Malachi ran right out onto the field behind the meeting and started playing with another boy. He used to be so shy - not any more!
Alif really likes his group of parents - he's coaching Malachi's U12 team this year. Graham's team doesn't have a coach, so I jokingly asked Graham if he'd like me to coach him. He said, "YEAH, CAN YOU??" Ack! Let's pray another parent steps up, because I am SO not confident in my ability to coach boys his age. :-O