boys will be boys

So, the boys started playing soccer yesterday.  For Keegan it was his first ever game.  Eli has been playing for four seasons now.  We decided to put the boys on the same team to save ourselves some time.  One game with two parents attending!  Sounded like an awesome plan at the time.

Coach Josh started out with a nice warm up.  Both boys participated in this with great ease:)  We watched them run drills and wait nicely in line.  This was always a problem for Eli last year so we were very excited to see him following the directions and playing the ball!  Then the game started……

When we decided to have Keegan we said that we wanted the kids close together in age.  We wanted them to grow up together – to always have each other.  In theory that’s a GRAND idea – but practice is a whole other story.  We also realized not long after Keegan was born that the boys would always be there for each other.  They might beat on each other and come close to killing each other but they would also always protect each other from anyone who meant their brother harm.  It’s the beat on each other and killing each other that got in the way yesterday.

The above pictures shows Eli and Keegan no where in sight.  They spent the majority of the game somewhere on the field – away from the rest of the players – rolling in the grass beating on each other.  We videotaped the event and are afraid to watch it.  We fear that the entire taping (all 20 minutes) will be us yelling at them to get off each other and play soccer!!!!  What started out as soccer ended up looking like a rugby match. 
The boys get a reprieve (and so do we!) because we’ll be out of town this coming weekend.  We’re hoping the time away will give us all a new perspective and that this first game will be nothing but a crazy memory!

About Brotherly Love

I am a mom, partner, teacher and a lover of life. I have two fabulous boys who define my life as I know it. One of my children has been diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder, Asperger's and anxiety disorder. I blog as much about him as I do about my life and the lives of my immediate family.
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