Eli had his first soccer game on Saturday, and it did not go well. They lost, but that wasn’t what bothered Eli. He hated being on the field. The kids went too fast for him, he couldn’t get to the ball and he spent most of his time on the field crying. I pulled him off and he stayed off until the second half. Then, Huts put him back in and he cried again. Huts tossed him out and he stayed out the rest of the game.
The other kids on the team did a good job for the most part. They tried their best and subbed in and out with ease. It wasn’t easy for them, and one got mad when the other team scored, but it seemed to go ok. If only Eli would get past the fact that not everyone gets a chance at the ball.