Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Soccer Camp: Day 1


Today was Bob's first day of Soccer Camp. Bob and some of his pals will be at the park for one hour every morning this week to practice soccer skills with a group of teachers imported from England. This grand total of five hours of camp, seems quite a brazen use of the word "camp." The kids get to wear shin guards and cleats and run around. The coaches accents lend an authentic soccer-y air to it all. Even the "Sponge Bob Square Pants Crab Drill" sounds legit with the Brit thing going.

Bob was so excited, he had trouble sleeping last night. Arrived at the field, found his friends, got checked off the list, received his new ball and was put into the 3-4 year-old group. He played hard for a good eight minutes. He then joined me on the sidelines, explaining that he had "run out of energy." He watched some of the drills while laying on a blanket. He played quietly with a Bakugan. After about ten minutes he turned to me and asked, "So do they have any cafes here?"

It's going to be a long week.

9 comments:

  1. Cafes are, like, the most important part of summer. And camp.
    Be thankful they didn't hand out vuvuzellas.

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  2. Bob is so totally my homie. I don't think I've ever exercised more than 8 minutes in my life and I love a good cappucino.

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  3. Hmm, is there a Cafe camp nearby?

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  4. CAFES??!!
    Aw, Jeez. I love that boy.

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  5. Ilene WaterstoneJune 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    Oh, I want to go to a cafe. With Bob!

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  6. Never go off the caffeine, Bob. It's not worth it. Oh, and the chocolate croissant is on me.
    xoxo

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  7. I was a tiny bit afraid this was going to be some sort of Castaway thing when I saw the picture, but Bob wouldn't talk to a soccer ball named Bob, and if he did, it'd certainly be worth listening to. Tomorrow, bring a cup with a sip-lid, Bob. I like a nice iced vente americano, but 'bucks has a lovely vanilla milk according to Moochie.

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  8. i can only imagine how expensive camp of any kind is when they're led by people with british accents. this would be thought as my children (who i'm sure would be doing the same thing) laid on blankets asking for lattes. however, there's just something so forgivably and squeezably adorable when coming from the mouth of bob.

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  9. Sounds like something Pixie would do too. Much more interesting to hang out on the sidelines with a cappuccino! (Don't worry, I don't let her actually have cappuccino)

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