Well, it's finally happened. I've become a soccer mom. Someone order me a minivan...
X-man decided this spring that he's too old for Little Gym (except maybe for Parents' Night Out, he says because he likes to play on the equipment). We got a flyer last fall for some place called Soccer Planet, an indoor soccer field/facility in North Urbana, that has non-competitive soccer classes and play for kids ages 3-9. I filed it into the back of my mind as something to do during the winter months.
We had signed X-man up for intro to Flag Football at the Savoy Rec Center, but apparently we were the only ones, so it got canceled. But X-man wanted to play a sport, so I brought up the fact that Soccer Planet was having an open house on Saturday afternoon.
And, like everything, it was like pulling teeth to get him out of the house to actually go. But then when we got there and he got to spend 20 minutes playing an organized game with other 5-7 year olds who hadn't played soccer before, he was in heaven.
So we signed up for the Saturday class called Big Feet for 5-6 year olds who hadn't played soccer before. He got a uniform and everything. His first day is this Saturday and it runs for 12 weeks.
I didn't start playing until after second or third grade. I'm kind of happy he wants to try a team adventure. He does so many things by himself (swim lessons, Mathman, therapy, etc.) that some team-based interaction would be a good thing to check out.