Lisa says: I'm a soccer mom

It's a big week for Addy... and Lisa.

By Lisa van de Geyn
Lisa says: I'm a soccer mom

Addy is starting soccer this week

It's a huge week for Addy. On Thursday we're taking her to "Welcome to Kindergarten" night at her new school. She'll meet her fellow students, teachers and kind principal, and will see the JK classrooms where she'll spend a couple days a week starting in September. I'm not going to lie... I'm nervous.

Pretty sure I threw up at "Welcome to Kindergarten" night when I was a shy little four-year-old. Let's hope my kid doesn't follow in her mommy's footsteps. (More on this Thursday night.) Then, on Saturday, Addy will don her running shoes and jersey, and will start her season with our local Little Kickers soccer club. What does this mean? It means Addy will work on her social skills and meet new kids her age; it means she'll get some quality fun and exercise added to her weekends; and it means I'm now a soccer mom. (Me? Soccer mom?)

As many of you know, I've been meaning to sign Addy up for something for the past couple of years. Since she's been talking about playing soccer for a while, and Dr. C (and the principal at her new school) said it would be super helpful for her to hang out with other kids her age, and other adults, before September. This will be the first class/group session/program she's ever participated in (besides my StrollerFit and Mommy and Me fitness classes when she was seven months old).

She's really excited. (So am I. I'm thinking I should get myself some cute soccer mom outfits to wear when I'm cheering her on.)

Do any of you parents have kids who play in Little Kickers? Do your tots enjoy the program?

This article was originally published on May 22, 2012

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