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Thursday, September 14, 2006

I just want to hug my mom...

Well, last Thursday was the very first soccer practice. Elias was so very cute in his little (and I do mean little) cleats and shinguards. We got to the field about 15 minutes before practice, so all of the kids were running around, playing with the balls, and in the mud. The coach finally comes to practice and rallies all the kids around and is trying to "coach" them. They are four-year-olds. Remember this... About half way through practice, Elias just stops what he is doing and starts walking towards the bench where I am sitting. The coach yells, "Elias, where are you going? Practice is still going, we need you!" He turns to her and says, "I just want to go hug my mom." How cute the people beside me say, that's so sweet the people in front of me say. I know he's up to something. Elias comes and sits on the bench beside me and after the hug he says, "I'm tired. I'm not playing anymore." My friend who was sitting beside me says, "Elias, the people on your team need you! They can't play without you!" He gets up and walks about 5 or 6 steps and turns back to my friend and says, "You know, I didn't think about it that way." How cute is that? First game is Saturday... Can't wait to see what kind of stunt he is going to play on game day!