Saturday, September 06, 2014

Embrace the Ordinary: Soccer Season

Sometimes the Ordinary is seasonal. We are currently entering a season of 6 weeks of eating, breathing, and sleeping soccer.

With three kids close in age, it seems like we might be able to have two on one team, but our girls are too far apart in age for that and the teams are not co-ed.

I am thankful that this is the case. I played two years in 3rd and 4th grade and still remember playing co-ed in 4th. Boys kick the ball harder.

We love our soccer league. The kids have learned a lot about team building, physical skills, and making friendships.  They have grown in self-confidence.

As a homeschooling family, we aren't involved in the local schools. We drive about 30 minutes to our church, so there isn't local involvement that way. My extended family is spread out in other local suburbs, so we just don't know anyone in our town. Participation in our local soccer league *is* our entree into the community.

For six exhausting weeks staring today we will be on the soccer fields 5-6 days per week, running to practice, running to games, switching between fields at halftime when there are game conflicts. I miss being home, I miss our more general slow pace of life. I wouldn't trade it for the world; we Embrace the Ordinary of this season of our lives.

How are you Embracing the Ordinary? Share it with us over at Gina's.


  1. How fun!! We haven't entered the sport-world yet, but I am looking forward to cheering on kids when we do!

    I hope your next six weeks are more fun than stressful with all those practices and games!

    1. I love the cheering part of it. The feeding people part is the most stressful part, really. How to have dinner together as a regular thing takes some planning.


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