playing fields all over Sydney

You all know how much I hate weekend sport. Organised sport of any nature in fact. You know those teams they form at work – for indoor basketball or soccer? GOD could the fact we have to work be made any worse ??? Sure! Let’s add getting hot and sweaty with people you then have to sit in a meeting with. Stupid stupid idea.

Anyway, I got out of Felix’s soccer this morning because I got to And I was all quiety, passively agressivly stubborn about it because I endured boys playing in.the.freakin’.hallway from about 6.30-8.30 in the first place. Plus, Chef has to work tomorrow (Mother’s Day being the biggest day in the restaurant world) so I took my sleep in today.

But I took Oscar to a soccer for special needs kids open day this afternoon because the soccer obsession? Only rivals that of Star Wars. It was actually a lovely one and a half hours, as there were three families there who I knew from either therapy or one support service or another. And Oscar? Just loved it. Hung out with the coaches, scored a gazillion goals, etc. It was much better structured than the soccer we used to go to- which was all game orientated. This did skills and drills and then had a quick game at the end. Perfect.

Also, we were one kid down – I wonder if I’m one kid down when there’s four of them it will feel easier. Felix went to soccer, went home with his best friend for his birthday party, had the birthday party and then stayed for a sleepover. His best friend – L – is an only child – there was the time he had a play-date with us and when it was time to go home cried because Felix had Oscar and Jasper and all he had at home was his ‘stupid toys’. Priceless. Anyway, it was only when Mum pointed out to me that tomorrow is Mother’s Day and Felix will be “so upset” when he realises. Me? I just enjoyed the two child afternoon and evening (when they were both in bed at half seven!).

Dessert was bread and butter pudding. Delicious. (I did find it quietly ironic that the recipe is tied to when I didn’t get the promotion at work.)

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  • Suse

    Don’t you just love soccer season?

    This year we have THREE children playing, in, of course, THREE SEPARATE TEAMS.

    But get this. They play for TWO DIFFERENT CLUBS (don’t ask). So one trains Wednesday nights and plays on Sunday mornings, one trains Thursday nights and plays Saturday mornings, and the little one “plays” (does GoalKick) on Saturday mornings. At a different location to the other one playing on Saturday mornings. Naturally.

    Two weeks down. Twenty six to go.

  • Suse

    PS. Just caught up on your last two posts. Glad the light is returning.

    Can you give me your address please pet?


  • Kim


    Felix asked if he could change to AusKick, and I almost said SURE! because the training field is in our suburb at least.


    And yeah. I always knew you could never trust a knitter. Address is coming your way.

  • Joke

    I am pleased my sons cannot stand soccer.

    Swimming and golf is the thing ovah heah.


    P.S. Glad to have “the real you” back.

  • Em

    We’ve just begun soccer season for the first time… (with #1) I thought with only one boy I might get off lightly but girls play too now (which is great) so I expect I’ll be doing plenty of running around too…

    Kim – I wanted to thank you for sharing your words with my so many months ago … we had W’s first “evaluation” last week (which was a dismal joke, but I digress). Anyway, I went in completely prepared because I had written out a “statement” (based on yours) and I took it in with me. I’ll take it in for all the meetings that are ahead. It was so helpful… and definitely changed the course of events for the better. So thank you again.