Last night, Noah's soccer team had an end of season party at Chuck E Cheese. The parents decided to get all the kids little trophies for their hard work this season. Our son got his first participation trophy. And I'm ok with that. It made him so happy! He wanted to sleep with it last night. Ching talked him into putting it on his night stand. When I went in this morning, it was on his pillow. When he got up, he showed it to me again, and made a big deal of going down the hall, marching into his room, and presenting it to me. Then he presented it to Peppa. Then I talked him into putting it back on the table.
He was without question the worst player on his team - and that's not even including the first two games he refused to play! But, he had so much fun. After every game he would say "I loved it." He liked going to practice. I don't know that he had an actual conversation with a teammate, but he loved seeing them and playing soccer with them. They were also very nice to him, they always made sure he got the after game snacks even though he was ready to leave and go get donuts! As were the other parents who cheered him for his small accomplishments! He liked his coach, who was also really great with him, patient with him, and helped him.
We couldn't have asked for a better start to his participation in sports!
5 years ago