Bill and I have been talking for a while about signing up Madison for soccer. She's only 4, but we have a net in the yard. She's actually pretty good (this coming from a person who actually played soccer in high school) for a 4 year old. She knows how the goalie throws the ball. She even knows how to dribble the ball. Yet, Bill and I haven't worked on either skill with her, so we are not sure where she learned them. The only thing (and I laugh every time she does it) she does wrong is that she has to set herself before she kicks a goal.
Well, today we signed her up for a semi-local soccer place. Its a tad more expensive than say the park district, but the class ratio is better. Plus, it has open enrollment. We went to our first class today, and she loved it!!! She literally ran around for 50 minutes (if she can keep this up, she'll never need anti wrinkle cream since exercise helps keep those away). Her skills were better than some of the other kids who have been there the entire session! One of the little games they played was called Ants and Dogs (you had to keep from being tagged), and Madison won!
We signed up for the rest of this session. We'll see how it goes, and maybe Madison can play all summer!