What will you do with the extra day this year? A whole 24 more hours – 1440 minutes – 86,400 seconds, etc. It only comes around every four years. I mean it’s not like day light savings time when you can feel the extra hour of sleep or earlier time to rise. This is a whole day to…take a leap of faith!
After all my talk about being wiser, with the kid’s big picture sports plan, seasonal activity over two years, yadda yadda, my son asked me, “Why do I have to go to soccer every Saturday?”
“Whoa!” I said. “I thought we’d already talked about this?”
After further discussion, he explained that he felt weekends were for resting. Uh, not. “That’s Sunday,” I replied. Maybe skills and drills aren’t as enjoyable. And yes, I get that he just wants to run. (Not sing, run!).
I agreed whole-heartedly — practising anything can be boring and tedious. Playing is where the fun is at. I asked him, did he trust me; that what we were doing would lead him to greener pastures? He said yes.
As a parent you lead by experience, and intuition. His dreams may not be mine – nor his goals. But, what we have in common is trust, and faith…in each other.