Saturday, September 11, 2010

Emotionally Exhausted

Whew, we just got back from Caroline's first soccer game of the season. Man, am I exhausted. It's kind of sad that I'm so tired when I didn't run up and down a big field for 40 minutes with the sun beating down on my head; I just stood there and cheered. But still, I'm completely wiped out. And I little bit hoarse.

Caroline played goalie for the first half of the game and being the parent of the goalie is nerve wracking, to say the least. I was never so happy to see her pass on the goalie gloves and jersey to her halftime replacement. Talk about pressure....

The girls have moved up into the next division, which is all fine and dandy EXCEPT the field is much bigger than it was in 2nd grade. Aside from the added pressure of a bigger field and the endurance needed to go with it, Caroline's first game was played against the team her two friends, Bailey and Rachel, are on.

Craig told Bailey and Rachel this morning that they had to score goals for Caroline's team or they would no longer be permitted to come to our house and eat our snacks.
Bailey and Rachel didn't hold to their end of the bargain, but the game ended in a 1-1 tie, so we'll let it slide. Neither Caroline,Bailey or Rachel scored the goals, which, in my opinion, is a really good thing. Seriously, if one of them had scored and the others did not, the tension would be palpable.
I'm not big on palpable tension or any other school girl drama, so I'm really quite thankful for the outcome of this game.

Not only am I emotionally exhausted from our afternoon at the soccer fields, I'm also a grade A airhead for forgetting my camera. You'd think I would have learned by now. If it's any consolation, my camera, which is housed in the drawer of a sofa table in our living room, is blocked off by a massive web of blankets and chairs which, I'm told, is a house for fairies and wizards. Um, ok?

The weather has been particularly pleasant lately, which made today's soccer game all the more enjoyable. I keep thinking back to the end of the spring season and Caroline's Father's Day soccer tournament when the temperatures reached into the high 90s. Today's mid 70 temperatures were just lovely.

I guess that's all I have to say for now. I hope you're all having a great weekend, too.


Marcey said...

Ahah, now I feel a little responsible for the outcome of the game... the girls came by looking for Seth earlier in the day, and as they were leaving, I yelled, "Good luck to both of you, I guess that means you'll have to tie!"

You're Welcome! M

Alison said...

Ah, you have the magic touch. I'm glad your prophetic words rang true. It really would have been rather ugly if there was a true winner or a goal scorer among the three. Hooray for ties!