"If we really wanted to, we could probably just go over and take some from those soccer moms." I suggested with an evil grin. "Pow! Soccer Mom drops [Folding Chair]."
"Yeah, the only problem is then you'd lose faction. Your faction with the PTA has decreased! Your faction with Soccer Moms has decreased! Your faction with Soccer Hooligans has increased!"
I think we've been playing too much Warcraft again.
Oh what a difference a week makes! After spending the last week grilling her on the positions and what the players do, reminding her that we never sit down on the field unless injured and that her job is to chase the ball, Caitlin did remarkably better.
Indeed, I remarked upon it. As did several of the other parents.
She and her team did so well, in fact, that they actually won. Three to zero.
I also noticed that we weren't the only parents giving our kid last minute instructions. I heard furtive whispers of: OK, where do you stand? What's your position?
I'm glad it wasn't just us!
As for Caitlin? She really enjoyed herself this time. She wore her glasses, paid attention, chased the ball and actually managed to kick it around a few times and defend her position. Awesome!