He scored!! He scored AGAIN!! HE. SCORED. ONE. MORE. TIME. That's right, Austin did it. He finally scored, and scored big, 3 times! He literally did piroettes on the field after each one. I could not be any prouder of that kid.
He started kicking a soccerball maybe 8 times now and really has a concept of the game now. His first practice, he REFUSED to go on the field with the team. My husband was so mad until I tried to tell him this was something that was supposed to be fun so yelling at the kid and trying to make him go on the field was not going to help. The next practice he couldn't wait to go to practice but did not want to put on the shin guards or the uniform. I was really second guessing myself, if he was to young to play. Then the first game came and he loved the game. He ran with everyone, but would go past the ball.
He was always taught not to kick or hit so when we told him you have to kick the ball and there were other kids around he became timid. I think he didn't know if it really was okay to kick even if there were others around.
So today, he did it. He finally let loose, kicked and bumped around to get to the ball, just like the other kids. Oh, my little David Beckham. Maybe I can be a "posh" mom!