Natalie asked to sleep with the soccer ball a few nights ago. And she often says to me, "Mommy, I want to play soccer!" I just have this sense that she is going to love the sport and play it for awhile. I couldn't be more thrilled. The smell of freshly cut grass will take on a new meaning for her and crazy tan lines will be become a part of life. I miss soccer.
Though lately I have been wanting to rip my hair out. Natalie whines SO MUCH and I feel like 75% of her communication with us is in this voice that makes me crazy. We are making some progress as I am figuring out what works best to help her stop, but man some days I just want to sit down and cry. These things are so temporary, and she will outgrow it, but today was just one of those days.