We are a officially a family of three soccer players! Note that Leo is the only soccer player looking at the camera, hmm.
I have to tell you, this is a big day -- and a testament to my soccer-loving friends' and Seymour's gentle persistence, because I loathe all sports. That might surprise anyone who knows my three sports-loving brothers (two of whom played college baseball, the other whom I suspect would much rather be Baseball Commissioner than a globetrotting multilingual policy effector) -- until you consider that I was dragged to all three brothers' games, for endless years' endless seasons. I didn't have much interest in sports to begin with, and after a few years in which my family seemed to never leave Modjeska Park's fields, I had been successfully conditioned to bolt at the sight of a ball.
Given that background, and also due to a need to have Saturdays remain a calm sacred family space, Iz didn't start soccer until two years ago. Mali started last year. And now Leo's on board. Saturdays are now almost totally unmanageable, logistically -- but it's actually quite awesome.
Leo's having a great time with his AYSO VIP team. We know a lot of the families already, and will be excited to get to know the rest. Here's our boy having a blast. I hope it only gets better.
Leo running on the field!
Leo kicking a goal!