JoJo was so excited to play soccer. She would ask, "Is it Tuesday?!?!" Then she would dress at 6am in her complete soccer outfit even though practice was 11 1/2 hours away. She would tell everyone we saw, "Today is Tuesday. It is soccer day!"
We would get to soccer practice early to set up the fields. She would be excited!
Other children would start to arrive. Practice would officially begin.
Then the saddest thing would happen....her legs would stop working.
She simply could not do anything other than lay on her ball in the middle of the field while everyone had to play around her. Sometimes there would be tears.
I actually had two moms try to comfort me, telling me that their children did this the first time too. That was sweet of them but this was not Jo's first season....and she does this with most things.
I wasn't concerned. I was annoyed.
This year, I ignored her. I refused to participate in her drama.
Sometimes her Dad would. Sometimes he wouldn't.
By the middle of the season, she was participating in over half the practice/scrimmage.
At the end, she did the whole thing.
Pretty much, like the rest of Jo's life: She is slow to transition.
If you ask her, I think she will say she had fun.
She wants to play again...and she is already talking about T-ball.
|Her shoe getting tied (this happens a lot)|
|Barbie Water Bottle. It is important.|
|You can't miss her in all the pink with the pink ball!|