Today was James' first game of the spring season. From now until May 9th, our Saturday mornings belong to soccer.
Our oldest, Tom, has been playing soccer all winter for his high school. His team is undefeated! His season ends this week, just as James' begins.
The thing about soccer that gets to me is the beauty of the game. It's especially evident when you see still photos of the game. The kids are in impossible positions, often having both feet off the ground at one time. Gravity seems to sit and watch the game instead of participating in it. A play that is well executed is a beauty to behold. I'll even find myself cheering when our opposing team's goalie ("They're called Keepers, Mom.") makes a great save.
I'm quite sure my boys will be dismayed that I'm comparing a soccer game to a great performance of a dance, but I'm sticking with it.