Sunday, April 13, 2008

Soccer Mom

It's soccer season. Yesterday was Collin's 2nd game this season. During his first game (first for us since we were out of town for the official first game) he scored 2 goals and had 1 assist. He didn't have his uniform shirt yet, but that didn't matter too much. Rick took him to the first game and when they came home from, Rick said that parents on the other team were grumbling, "who's that kid in the red shirt--he's not 6." Well, now I know how those parents felt.

Yesterday the final score was 1-0 . Collin's team lost. They didn't win but they sure played a great game against a team filled with ringers! There were at least 3 big kids. One of the side-lined parents joked about checking IDs because they sure looked older than even Collin. You know what it reminds me of? Reading research. Yep, Dick Allington saying that 100 years of eductional research has proven one thing about children: "kids are different." They are, even on the soccer field, their difference are noticable.

How grateful am I that we didn't move Collin up an age slot? It's good to be one of the big kids!

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