Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dragons - 3; Black Vipers - 1

Fair warning to all who tread here: Lots and lots of bragging about my kid about to commence!

Jamie's team won its soccer game today! Woo hooo! Jamie played goalie the whole game, and only let one slip by him. He rocked! Also, we had some major hustling going on with the strikers. It was kind of funny, though, because the game was at 8 a.m., and it was soooo obvious at the beginning of the game that many of the players from both teams just were not awake yet. However, they finally woke up and it was an exciting game. This is the first year we've had a team that won more than one game in a season. Yes, I know winning isn't that important. However, the kids get discouraged when they lose or tie every single game over and over again all year. So, I'm really happy for them. They have another game tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully they'll do well again. I just hope they don't get too cocky.

Another exciting piece of news. Last week's game, Jamie blocked, to quote his coach "a gazillion goals". So, at last night's practice she announced that Jamie had won player of the game for last week's game. He got a cool medal and everything. He's really stoked about it!

Okay, enough about winning games and blocking goals. You want to know my proudest moment today? Just before the ref blew the whistle for the half, one boy from the other team had tripped and fallen as he tried to make the goal against Jamie. Jamie blocked the goal, then the ref blew the whistle. Everybody started to leave the field, except the one boy that missed from the other team stayed laying on the grass. He may have been crying, I couldn't tell. Jamie stopped, turned around and noticed that the boy was still laying in the grass. When all the other players from both teams just walked around (and in some cases just stepped over) the other player, Jamie went back to him, knelt down, helped the other player up then shook his hand. It was only after Jamie made sure the other player was okay that Jamie joined his team to get his half-time snack. That was one of the proudest moments I've had of my boy.

11 comments:

Tooz said...

Please tell Jamie that Granny is proud of him, too. I am so glad that sportsmanship is a part of his game plan. Love you all.

Suze said...

oh, jenn, maybe it's the week i've had but that last paragraph made me tear up just a little. you're obviously doing a great job with your little man.

Mrs. Ann said...

Yeah. Be proud of yourself as a mommy, too, for that! I think you would have done the same thing if you had been in Jamie's cleats. He's a wonderful little person.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Thank you all for my boy's praise. I don't really think I can take credit for it though; he has always been sympathetic to the feelings and needs of others - even to the point of ultrasensitivity to others' pain. I cannot take credit for that, though. I believe God made him that way in the womb. I can only hope I do all the right things to encourage and nourish his compassion for others.

Love you all big bunches!

Tooz said...

It's an awesome thing to see the gifts that God gives to our children. No matter how much we screw up with them, He is still able to use them for His purposes!

Anonymous said...

His coach is a she? Poor boys nowadays - lady teachers, lady coaches, ladies everywhere.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

First of all, if you're going to leave a sexist comment, you should have the cajones to sign your name to it. Secondly, his coach is awesome, not "awesome for a woman", just plain awesome all around regardless of gender. Thirdly, my son is doing just WONDERFUL surrounded by "lady teachers, lady coaches, ladies everywhere." I don't see any "poor boys nowadays", all I see is poor you for your sexist attitude. Get with the century, dude.

And the only reason why I didn't delete your comment is so the world could see what a nincompoop you are to have that kind of attitude.

Becca said...

Seriously. The only thing I need a man for at this precise moment is to hold me back from kicking a little anonymous ass.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Becca, you don't even really need a man for that. I mean, a really burly woman could do the job, too, right?

LOL!

Animal said...

Ladies everywhere. This is problem...why, exactly? Most normal men I know don't mind being surrounded by ladies AT ALL. Wonder what Mr. Anonymous is hiding??

Anyway: great goalie-ing, great that he's feeling better, and SUPER-great karma! (Oh yeah: great mothering, too!)

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

"Thanks," she says, with a big CHEESEY grin spreading across her face.