Firsts: Littleton Lollipop Soccer
Well...this was the moment husband had been waiting for since...well, I am not sure the moment, but I know it must have been on his mind since he envisioned himself as a Baba, a father. The moment he took his child to their first football, soccer practice! That moment has arrived guys! LOOK at his face!!! Look at the coach in him!!! It was a moment I wan to burn in my mind forever. THIS is one of the reasons why he and I are here. Moments and chapters like this. Albeit rough some nights with essex under highchairs and tantrums getting out of the bathtub, we ARE HERE. Living, witnessing, encouraging, loving two daughters together, and showing them our interests. We are showing them slivers of things. Dabbles in this and that, and who knows what will stick.
The most adoring, swooning thing happened when husband came home from work a few weeks ago with a print out, who uses a printer anymore, of a soccer schedule of practices and four soccer ball images, each ball counting for a practice. He was the author of this GORGEOUS Word Doc, and I was secretly crouching on the inside all over again.
Husband took initiative and enrolled Remy into the Littleton Soccer club's Lollipop soccer camp. Her first practice was last Saturday and she had an entourage! Nana, and Auntie Stephanie, sister Arlo and momma were all on the sidelines, and Baba, was right there by her side the entire time. The soccer coach in him couldn't help but ooze out and I don't care who saw it! He was so handsome, so attentive, so adoring with his daughter.
I wasn't in love with the idea of being a "soccer mom," but as my mom said, I didn't have a choice when I married the guy I did, but I am in LOVE with what I saw last week. I had fun cheering her on and seeing her take charge of her own body and also score a few goals. She had a wonderful time.
Of course, as the name hits, there were lollipops involved at the end and of course that was a highlight. That and the fact that we all went to have breakfast afterwards, all together, Nana and auntie and family and all.
It was a great Saturday. If this is an indication of what future "soccer mom" Saturdays are about, I can warm up to the idea. Will I break down and get an umbrella chair? Jury is still out...Maybe just a really chic sunhat, like the vintage Patricia Underwood one I found thrifting the other day! Yeah...that'll be good on the sidelines!