24 June 2013

Kampala Kids League

I'll be the first to admit I was not completely excited about giving up my Saturday mornings for kids soccer! We already drive 35-45 minutes each way into town 6 mornings a week so adding a 7th seemed like too much...

But it has been so good for the boys!

To be honest Kadin is not much of a "team guy"... he is more of the rugged individual that has little need for group or community acceptance... he is who he is... and he is more than ok with that! 

But for some reason he has really jumped on the bandwagon of team sports...

He didn't score any game winning goals... and occasionally forgot which direction to run and once or twice let out a scream when the ball came his way... 
(Insert comment about getting his athletic genes from dad here)


But there wasn't a week where he wasn't the first to help his coach pass out the post game snacks to the other kids... he also excelled in joining team huddles and post-goal victory dances and team celebrations...

And he was more than excited to find out that his team ended up in first place... 

He has had is gold medal on since Saturday and I think we will just need to accept that he might wear it the entire summer... 


Team sports have also been a plus for Noah but for many of the opposite reasons... Noah is competitive about everything... just ask him! 


And in most situations whether in the classroom or on the sports field he usually is in first place or not far behind...
(Insert comment about his mom here) 
But for the last two seasons Noah has been on the last place team and the loses have been a bit rough... the final match was 10-0...

But I was so proud to see a huge smile on Noah's face in the awards ceremony as he watched his brother get a first place medal and his team followed up with a participation award for last place... learning how to lose graciously and appreciate others who do well is a part of life that I am happy to seen Noah understanding...

And getting a huge pile of SWAG also helped lighten his mood... his love for free t-shirts and free hats definitely comes from his dad!

And team sports are also good for mom and dad... in fact it is one of the few times of the week where I feel like a normal American... sipping my coffee, screaming at a ref and gushing over my kids to the other parents!

Way to Noah and Kadin... you are both champs in my book!

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