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Sunday, June 22, 2008

And the award goes to....

Whoever thought it was a good idea to have the Kindergarten Soccer Awards Ceremony at 8:00am on a Saturday morning has obviously not tried to get 3 small children, on summer vacation when it does not get dark until midnight, up dressed and out the door at 7:30 on a Saturday morning... and then expect them to sit perfectly still and quiet for any length of time.

Well we got out the door on time (a small miracle)... and even arrived on time...even after going to the wrong place first.  We were quickly engulfed in a wave of short people all anxious to get their sticky paws on those shiny soccer trophies.  There were about 1000 trophies lined up neatly on the table... I was actually surprised that they all didn't fall to the floor in a dramatic domino style collapse.  The kids all had ants in their pants and the speaker when on and on... obviously not realizing that kindergarten kids really don't care about all the High School kids (whose ceremony was not until noon) who got scholarships or about the history of the soccer program from its birth, 29 years ago, until present... she used the big voice more than once to remind everyone how rude it was to talk while other people were getting their awards and to not leave (even if your child was having an all out tantrum) until all the awards were handed out.  Afterwards the gym was cleared out in about 10 seconds flat!  Over all I think they kids did pretty good but they were only moments way from an all out mutiny.

Later on the Shockers Team had a little party and all the kids had fun!  We are already gearing up for next season.

Andrew was so proud of his trophy

trophies lined up for the awards


1 comment:

Mike Burrill said...

that's awesome Rae. I'm coaching Lily and Trevor in Little League this year, and that's a lot of fun. take care and hope to talk to you soon.