To bolster my daughter's playing, my husband thought it would be great to get to the field a little early to kick the ball around with our daughter and give her some pointers. While they were doing this, one of her teammates came over to join them. My husband was less than thrilled as he had a list of things he wanted to work on with our daughter. I thought this would be a great opportunity for my daughter to bond with a kid on the team and build some goodwill points.
They were having a blast together, and my husband was still able to make his drills work, more or less. Everything seemed to go well until this boy said to my daughter, "Your grandpa is doing a good job being goalie!" I laughed my ass off because the kid thought my husband was my daughter's grandfather instead of father. Until it occurred to me that the kid probably thought I was my daughter's grandmother. Then his comment wasn't as funny to me!
The drills seemed to help my daughter's playing a bit! She scored a couple of goals during the drills. We have two more Sundays left in this session. I'm thinking we're done with this league. It was fun while it lasted, but it doesn't seem to be fitting our daughter's needs anymore.
One weird thing that has been happening are the parents that yell at the boy whom I suspect is on the spectrum. They get angry about his inability to focus on the game. so they threaten to take away his video games if he is not focusing on the game more. Yeah. That should help his ability to focus!
So, our next item on our agenda is to find another sport or league for our daughter to participate in! Wish us luck!