|Damn he is cute!|
|My first place girls last year!|
I haven't got to watch a lot of the boy practicing- getting it all via text from the mister during - since I am alllllll the way at the other end of the practice field with my adorable little cheerleaders. But I do see him running on occasion and will yell encouragement- but I am not getting to see the bulk of what he is learning.
From what I hear- he is doing o.k He is woefully out of shape and has not played an organized sport since our soccer debacle 4 years ago. But hubby says he is taking coaching without shutting down, or quitting, and he does seem to be trying. "Chalk Talk" is apparently not his thing- and he zones out. But he is still there- participating and developing skills and a sense of accomplishment I hope. And that makes my heart so very happy...
Today we got stuck in the clubhouse because of thunder and lightning and I had a minute to talk with the head coach... Coach "Z". He said he has hope for Noah- it IS only the first week, and he said he won't pull any punches- if after next week he doesn't feel like Noah is going to be able to hack it- he will tell us. But he also said he thinks Noah is a great kid and has potential- just like the other boys on the team. "Don't worry Coach" he said to me today...and while that is easier said than done - I have to say I do feel a little better.
My biggest worry is if he makes it to the first game- I will be on the sidelines with my cheerleaders- RIGHT BEHIND THE BOYS! Talk about stress! And the fact that he is SUPPOSED to get 4 plays a half..Goddess help that coaching staff if he doesn't!
But I am getting ahead of myself..let's just see if he makes it to the first game. I hate to sound like a Debbie Downer- but it worries me. He is proud of himself- his dad is over the moon and I think with a little time he will really get this football stuff. So that alone should get keep him going... pride in himself is the most important thing to me.
Now I just gotta get my mini cheerleaders in shape and keep Teenzilla on track. Oh and drag my ass outta bed at 4:15 A.M. every morning. And still be ON for my kiddos in all the between times.
Damn- there are still 9 weeks left.....I need a glass of wine and a nap.