Monday, June 13, 2011

Never Say Never...

Don't worry, this is not a Bieber post...even though I did just watch the movie this weekend and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. :-)

This is a post about yet another thing I didn't think I would do as a parent until I was in the situation. (I know there will be more.. :)Two years ago we went to the Opening Night of Pee Wee football---a HUGE event in our town-- and I shook my head at the thought of putting one of my precious children out on a football field, ESPECIALLY at the tender age of seven.

Then I had a seven year old son who developed a passion for sports. After watching him study the game during football season, play endless match ups on the Wii, take on 10-11 year old boys on the lawn outside the pool, and literally go bonkers over the mention of a school team that he is old enough to play for...well, now I cannot imagine NOT letting my boy play this Fall.

So, we signed him up to attend football camp this week. Sunday my husband took him to purchase a peewee sized ball and to try on pads. This morning he climbed in my bed at 6 am with Sunny, the lovey he has slept with since he was 5 months old, in one hand and his new football in the other. When I questioned him about the presence of a ball in my bed he replied "I swept wiff it 'cause Dad said that's what the guys who win da championships do."

He is a little guy. He will undoubtably look like a bobble head when he dons pads and a helmet. His water bottle is almost the size of his torso...but he has a big boy swagger and he has a champion-sized heart.

This is going to be fun.

6 comments:

Jenny said...

There is just something about BOYS and FOOTBALL!

I hope your little guys had an AWESOME week at camp! I'm sure he will enjoy every minute!!

Just call me D said...

i love this! i come from a non-hunting family and i married a hunter. never did i dream my five year old would own a bb gun OR spend hours at a time shooting a target with his bow. he's passionate to say the least. aren't they fun?

Tiffany said...

I always said the same thing. I have a 6.5 year old and he is on the small size too. We are going to gently push toward sports where size doesn't matter as much: soccer, baseball, swimming, etc. But, since he wanted it so much(and we live in Texas where football is everywhere), we signed him up for flag football in january. he loved it. I think sometimes you have to let them follow their own hearts - even if we think we know better. =)

sherene said...

Oh he looks so adorable:))

mamgof4 said...

OHHH So cute and Good Luck to you both.

storey said...

love it! man, i miss having to look for lost loveys :) hey, are they going to have any sports/activities going on to watch at any point while i'm in the states???