As I mentioned in this post, I was reluctant to sign my five-year-old up for soccer. And yet I did so, in fact more eagerly than I would have imagined.
Today I was reminded of why I was reluctant.
As we got ready for our day, I reminded the five-year-old of his soccer game tonight (we are on game 5 of 7). I anticipated excitement as we gathered his soccer clothes. Instead, I got this...
I don't want to play soccer anymore, Mom.
WHAT?!?! (I thought this rather than shouting it)
I wasn't sure how to respond.
We talked about responsibility when we make commitments.
We talked about how much fun he has when he's playing.
We talked about his older brother who will be at the game tonight.
We talked about the fact that playing was his idea.
And after all that he said...
But I don't want to play soccer anymore, Mom.
I have to pick him up in less than an hour. The game is an hour and a half away. I still don't know how I'm going to handle this.
I watched another mother drag a crying, reluctant child in to a game a few weeks ago. I don't want to do that.
But, I'm not sure what I will do.
I've prayed all day that by the time I pick him up he will have changed his mind.
But he might not...