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My older brother was an awesome soccer player. He wound up getting a scholarship because of his athletic ability, so naturally, when I was a little girl my parents enrolled me in the local recreation department’s soccer program. My nephew and little brother were both enrolled in the same team as me, so we had tons of fun doing soccer-things together…..like daring each other to eat grass and throwing dirt at each other (the grass tasted weird, if you were wondering.)
I am relatively certain that for the first two seasons I did nothing but dance in circles, pick flowers and sing throughout every practice and game. I seem to remember my Dad lovingly shouting across the field: “Sarah, put down the flower and kick the ball.” I am almost positive that I did not listen to him. Because flowers.
Due to my amazing soccer/dancing abilities, my parents also enrolled me in ballet…..where I pretended to crawl on the floor like a lion anytime they played a Lion King song. *ahem*
Eventually I did get serious about playing soccer though. Maybe a little too serious.