When we told Dominick in Sept, that he was playing soccer again this year he was in tears.
"No, I did not want to play again!" I think were his exact words, but we had already signed him up so we told him, "Sorry no quitting during the season, your team is counting on you."
Fast forward to this week, soccer ended for the first 1/2 of the season last Saturday. Dominick usually had practice on Tuesdays. So Tuesday after school he comes home, eats a snack, then disappears. I figure he is heading off to play his gameboy or PS2, but no he comes out in full soccer clothes, shin guards and is ready to go. So I say Dominick, remember soccer is over for fall season." And once again the tears start. "No, I am not ready to be done, I love soccer."
Do you want to play basketball?, I asked.
"No", and he storms off.
I get home around 8pm on Tuesday night, the first thing I hear when I walk in the door, is "Mom, you need to call Bobbie, she says I can play on Dexter's team" I have no idea what he is talking about. Then it hits me. Dexter was on his soccer team, and now he is playing basketball. So after a long phone conversation, Dominick went to basketball practice last night for the first time ever. Yes, there were tears, and I don't want to do this, so Aaron said. But all in all he did great, considering he has never played. Sure he has shot a few baskets here and there but never played the GAME.
Well, tonight is his first game. We will see how he does. Soccer has always come pretty easy to him. This could be a challenge.
I will report more tomorrow after his first real basketball game! Wish us luck!