Ok, I have many posts that I need to write to update on all the things going on these days, but I will start with this one by request of my friend Erika Star!
Last Thursday Gavin had his first soccer practice for his fall team. He's probably one of the oldest kids in the U5 league since he just barely missed the cut off last year - you have to be 4 by August 1st, and since his bday is on the 27th he wasn't able to play fall or spring last year. We were given the option to "play up" so he would be with his classmates, but we figured we can always decide to do that later if he turns out to be awesome.
Gavin tends to think of guys as his playmates rather than authority figures - Uncle Chris, "Uncle" Zach, these are people to joke with, that will wrestle with him and throw him up in the air, etc.
So with the soccer coach he was instantly goofing around and well, he's just not a great listener anyway. There are 2 girls and three boys on the team and one boy was shy and watching on the sidelines. Gavin and the other boy were rowdy and bad listeners - not waiting for the coach to say "go", or not fully listening to instructions.
Gavin was just really excited to be there and would take off running and dribbling the ball before he was supposed to or wouldn't stop when he was supposed to and the other little boy followed suit.
The coach was very patient about it, but finally said "Hey boys, you aren't listening or following directions very well."
To which Gavin replied (still running like a madman and dribbling his soccer ball) "Because we are ALIENS!"
Everyone got a good laugh out of that one. Gavin cracks me up on a daily basis with some of the things he says. I'll try to remember to keep posting them.