My dd is 3 and I thought it would be fun/cute to sign her up for soccer at the Y this spring. My ds took soccer for two yrs (3-4) and had fun, until uber competitive parents ruined it for us. (now he does martial arts, only competition is himself)
I hoped this time it could be the same; fun while it lasts, maybe she'll get into it and we'll last longer.
Nope. But not for competition on the field. Competition in accessories.
"Don't you have these shin guards?" "Oh, did she forget her multi-colored personalized soccer ball?" "No high priced speciality soccer shorts, with matching shirt and jacket?" "Is her sports bottle in the car?"
Seriously. The season lasts 7 weeks! And oh, yeah, they are 3!