Saturday, May 16, 2009

You learn something new everyday

*Quick Soccer Game Update*
We survived the hot sun and heat of a noon game... the big highlight was I learned something about myself today that I really didn't know before.
Kylie was goalie for a little while. She must have blocked 6 goals in that quarter! She was really awesome, we were so proud of her! At this one point (all you moms that were there, know) this punk of a kid on the other team kept kicking the ball, it just wouldn't go in because Kylie kept blocking him... every time, she kept blocking him. But it was too close for comfort for me; this kid was overly aggressive. I'm not crazy, he intentionally pushed some of our players. Matthew (who was right in the thick of it) said there should be a rule that they can stop it because with 5 year olds and their "coordination," it could be dangerous. (This was all a matter of like 5 seconds by the way.)
So this little brat of a boy let out a grunt (Matthew said, being on the field) and kicked hard as anything in frustration... totally whacked Kylie's hand. She was squatting, so we were lucky he didn't kick her in the face. I was outraged to say the least! I mean... come on, they're 5. That's ridiculous. It was all I could do to not go and smack this little boy and then go over and knock the living daylights out of his mother! I probably would have if Kylie wasn't running over to me with a puffy, red hand. (I'm Italian, my blood boils very quickly. Mess with my kid, and I'm going after you. And you're lucky if it's me, because if it's my dad... then it's really going to be ugly.)
Yeah, so I learned a little something about myself today. Maybe this isn't a sport we should pursue. After all she's only 5. It can only get worse.
(PS- the ball didn't even go in, she blocked it even while getting kicked)


dadTB said...

Ahhhhhh... Little League and Parents. :-)

We understand completely and had to bite our tongues and hold my emotions in check thousands of times as our three boys grew up. It comes with the territory.

You should be happy that you were able to keep things in check because many parents cannot. Some act pretty rotten and horrendous things have happened at Little League games by parents.

The child's coach should have pulled that little boy aside and explained to him what he had done was wrong. His continued poor behavior and temper is not only a reflection on the little boy, but also on the coach who failed to instruct his player correctly.

Matt knows, he played many years in competition and probably saw a lot of terrible behavior not only from players, but also by coaches.

Be happy that Kylie is somewhat okay and was able to hang tough in a very difficult situation. She has athlete written on her forehead, but only we all can see it right now!

We're proud of all of you!

Aunt Julie and Uncle Tom

Sheri said...

Kylie was a trooper. I think almost all the girls got hurt that game. Don't mess with our princesses!