We used to spend every Saturday on the Soccer Fields, my son Michael played.
He was an avid player, he played forever.
From the time he was a little tike, until he graduated from High School.
I was thrilled to return to the fields on Saturday, to watch Addie play.
Mom was working, Dad was in charge, she seemed excited about her game.
She was super excited to show Aunt Debbie her brand new "pink" cleats.
Lorelei had a ball, she never stopped rolling and running all over the empty fields.
Pre-game they ran around together, nothing but happy faces.
But when Addie took the field for real something changed...was it the red shirt she had to wear,
covering the pretty pink one she loved so much.
Or was it that little boy who already looks like a professional soccer player?
oooooooh that smiling face changed, and get a look at that body language...
a talk with dad...
and hugs from Dad changed nothing, she left the field and we took her home crying!!
I wonder what changed for her??