This morning Bob spent 20 minutes decorating his soccer ball with space stickers. He used six minutes of the ride to the field to tell me about how did not plan to play today and asking what snacks I had brought.
When we got to camp, Bob spent 45 minutes looking for sticks with his friend J.P. There were 10 minutes of negotiations between the two of them over who would be in command of the "best" stick. Bob spent five minutes on the field actually sort of doing the drills with the coaches.
I spent an hour in my new soccer mom chair drinking coffee and talking with mommy friends. It was a lovely morning.
I'm starting to get it. Soccer camp isn't just about soccer.