BigBoy had a great time kicking the ball around until the other parents took the field with their kids. There was like two parents for almost every kid! We had two dads drag their screaming 3 yr olds on and insist they were going to play, and another mom rolled her stroller on the field… and keep in mind the whole “field” for the 2-3yr old is maybe 5 ft wide & maybe 10 ft long. Not very big, so with all the grown ups, the kids didn’t have much room! Then there was the dad who decided that while the 3 yr olds were kicking balls into the goal, he would play goalie, and he kept blocking them! They are 3!! AHHH! Next week, I swear I’m taking more control of BigBoy’s side of field, and kicking off the parents and organizing the kids. But whatever, the chaos was enough to make BigBoy decide he was done. So we left & went to watch GeekBoy’s game.
GeekBoy played goalie. They got one past him, but that was it. I have photos of 7 different saves, and I know there was at least one that I didn’t get a picture of. So, he had 8 saves. He was all over that goal line. Even his coach was impressed. Coach said he has a natural talent for the position. We have a few shots where you can see he was on the other side of the goal, and the ball looks like it’s going in, and in the next half a second, he’s behind the ball, and has caught it! The boy moves fast! At half time, one of the other boys on his team asked to be goalie. GeekBoy didn’t mind, so the switch was made. While GeekBoy was playing somewhere out in midfield he stopped the ball, with his chin. Poor guy. It stunned him more then anything, but after a tooth check, and a slug of water, he was back out on the field. The other boy lasted in goal for all of about 5 minutes before he started yelling for GeekBoy to come take the “penny” shirt and be goalie instead. GeekBoy didn’t mind one bit, he loves being goalie.
Final Score – Our team – 3, their team – 1.
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