Thursday, September 20, 2007
Leaps and Crawls
At first I was worried that Seth would be too timid to be able to participate well with the other kids on a team. Watching him at dusk, at the park, yesterday evening at his first soccer practice, I was amazed at his maturity. He is definitely the smallest and I think the youngest of the 8 kids. He followed right along even stretching his little calves and hamstrings (he's the one on the far right next to his coach). They dribbled to the wall and back, but Seth stopped at the wall before returning and threw his arms in the air shouting, "I did it!" He would run back to the blanket where Hazel and I were lounging for sips of water periodically and say, "I'm tired", but then he'd run right back out and practice his stops and his kicks. He has had to share everything with Lucy his whole life, and now she has even invaded his "preschool territory", I think he felt proud to be doing this himself.
It was warm, but a hint of a "fall breeze". Lucy snacked and swung on the swings with Craig. Hazel ate dirt. I watched, amazed at the passage of time where once in awhile you see leaps where before there were only crawls.