It was a pretty hot summer and unfortunately we had to miss a number of weeks due to vacation, sickness and other commitments. I’m not sure if it was one of these things or a combination of many but Hannah’s desire to go to soccer waned greatly by the end of the season. She went from running and chasing the ball to begging me not to go and sitting on the grass playing with the clippings.
In the end I decided to end her season early by one week when we were leaving for Disney the following day. She was so happy not to have to go. This isn’t like her so I’m not really sure what happened. She went from a girl jumping with excitement on soccer nights to being almost in tears when she knew it time to go. We cut our losses and called it a season.
All of this happened more than a month ago and since then Hannah has spoken fondly of playing soccer so I’m not sure what 2014 will hold. I’m not going to write it off based on a less than stellar season but before I sign her up I want her input and commitment. She’s a speedy little runner so if she chooses to continue I know she’ll do well but I also know it needs to be something she wants to do, not just something I want for her. Time will tell.
For now, I leave you with a pic from the beginning of the season when Hannah was ‘all in!’