I like to think of myself as an enlightened person when it comes to kids' sports. I'm definitely not one of THOSE parents. I think there is a passive-aggressive soccer mom lurking beneath the surface, though. David is really enjoying soccer. His coach is great - laid back and seems to really know soccer. David has learned a lot. He's been practicing some at home and playing pseudo-games with Chris and me. I've noticed that he's much less aggressive about going after the ball in his Upward games than he is with us. Recent conversation...
Me: David, I don't know much about soccer, but it seems to me that one of the most important things is to really go after the ball.
David: My coach says that the most important thing is to have fun.
Me: (laughing and shame-faced) That's absolutely right, buddy. Just listen to your coach.