Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This time I really did it...


I messed up. In a big way.

Henry has been in soccer for three seasons (fall and spring) and is about to sign up for his fourth. Jonah has been WANTING to play soccer since the day Henry started and it is often all he talks about. During the last season he practiced with the team every practice and was their biggest fan during games. His only consolation was that in the spring he would be old enough to join the team for himself.


We gave Jonah a brand-spanking-new-shiny-blue soccer ball for Christmas. He plays with it all the time.


Last week we stopped in Academy Sports and picked out a slick new pair of soccer shoes and a couple new pairs of soccer socks.


Today I went online to sign the boys up.....and discovered that Jonah's fourth birthday falls a few weeks past the deadline.....he isn't old enough to play.


How am I going to console my poor little Bear? He is going to be heartbroken!

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow...that really sucks.

Poor guy. Maybe you can invite friends over to have a play soccer game a few times. It definitely won't be the same.

Just Mom said...

OH NO!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Hopefully Henry's coach will be a great person and find a way to included Jonah in pratice or something again.

Sometimes life just is tough to figure out.

michelle said...

OH shame. I can relate as Blake is a soccer buff. He said the other day, "Mom soccer is my life"...oh boy. We are thinking of letting him start club soccer which means more time in the car for me and some extra cash but it will be his b-day present (and V-day, and Christmas..hee) and he loves it so it is time to give it a go. Hope Jonah takes the news okay.

Marybeth said...

oh my ...I'm so sorry...for you both! I know you will in your very special way be able to console him and offer him a great explanation. Oh Lisa, my heart cries for you!

Kim said...

Jo always rolls with the punches... he'll be fine. He has a good and positive attitude about everything!