I’m a Soccer Dad, Trixie’s an Ensign

Today was Trixie’s first day of soccer. There was a lot of confusion, then 3 jumping jacks, about 4 passes and a snack. I’ve never seen kids work so little to get a juice box and single-serving size bag of goldfish.

Trixie took a while to warm up to the whole endeavor. Most of the time she assumed a position of professional attention — feet firmly planted shoulder width apart, hands clasped behind her back. From a distance, it appeared as if she was following directions with a military precision, but no one told her to stand that way. Not sure where she picked up that one. Maybe we’re watching too much Star Trek on the weekends.

There’s a few other pics up on my flickr site.

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4 Responses to I’m a Soccer Dad, Trixie’s an Ensign

  1. Melanie says:

    I would say that is a Star Trek stance for sure!!

  2. Jeff says:

    Geez… I must be slow. I didn’t catch the ST reference until I saw Melanie’s comment.

    Two thoughts though:

    1. I don’t remember pink/purple-shirted uniforms.

    2. I doubt Trixie would want to be the lone pink/purple-shirted Ensign on the away mission. 🙂


  3. cce says:

    Watching children play soccer must rank high in the “Most frustrating pastimes for well meaning parents”. My husband and I have decided that we can take soccer no more. Too many Saturdays watching everybody but our son touch the ball as he was too busy picking dandelions or spinning like a dervish in the middle of the field.
    Hope your Trixie is more motivated than our pups!
    Enjoy your site. Thanks for having me.

  4. Stacey says:

    I second that thought. If a leaf blew by, my son would quit watching the ball and chase the leaf! So frustrating…but I do think it was a good learning experience – not about soccer, but taking turns, standing in line, etc.