the girls had their very first soccer game last week. yes, they are on the same team :).
so let me offer you a quick flashback. harper has only played soccer once before. she was three. and it went like this:
so i suppose i expected something similar this time. she hasn't really been that interested at practices. she does what she's asked to do, but she isn't overly excited about it or anything of the sort.
sadie,on the other hand…sadie has been very gung ho. i think it's a good way for her to get out her energy/agression. the problem is that it's her first time ever playing. she's still getting the hang of it.but she has such a big desire to learn.
she is SO HARD on herself. she gets so frustrated that she doesn't pick everything up on the very first try. i keep telling her i'm proud of her and that she should just have fun…but sister has a competitive streak a mile wide.
especially when it comes to harper.
as i mentioned, last week was their first game. here's where the title of this post comes into play.
what happened to my girly "i don't want to get dirty" girl? what happened to my "YUCK I'M ALL SWEATY" girl?
i didn't take any photos of her scoring b/c i was experiencing it. i didn't want to miss a moment so i didn't have the camera over my face.
but when i recovered from my shock i grabbed the camera from around my neck and snapped this photo of sadie's immediate reaction.
i don't think i have to caption this photo, i think you can decipher her look yourself. if looks could kill. sibling rivalry much?
and yes, we did talk about how it wasn't nice to not be happy for her sister. and we also talked about how she'd have her moment, too. and she did…she got the ball away from someone on the other team and dribbled it for a second. the cheers were deafening!
but wow, just wow.that kid is something else.
and harper? she was something else too. you could have knocked me over with a feather. i never ever would have guessed she'd play like that.
reminds me of a certain 16 year old who had never played a sport in her life, a 16 year old that picked up a lacrosse stick and was really really good. my mom says she'd never even seen me run. 🙂 and i ended up being all-state! 🙂
it's funny how we see unexpected reflections of ourselves in our children.
hope your weekend was beautiful!