I am mtng with-the coach tonight at 5:30 to sign up difficult child. My persistence paid off. (I ran around like a maniac this weekend... there are 2 fields and you have residency requirements but no one explained that... the coach wasn't there, ph calls back and forth, driving to and fro, etc.) I know it's going to be a pain going to games in all weather (I was far more into it when he took ice skating and horseback riding, because, well, that's what I like, brat that I am, but I did it for soccer a cple yrs ago and sometimes brought a camera, other times brought a book to read, so we all survived. (I still wish I'd gotten a shot or video of the time his team lost when he and another boy both stopped to pick flowers, aka dandelions, for a cute little girl on the team, in the middle of the field, as the ball rolled through their legs and all the parents screamed at them to kick it. It still makes me laugh!) This will wear him out if they really make him work, and he desperately needs to run off steam. I was disappointed today when he signed up for after-school board games and Legos instead of beginning track... but this opportunity makes me feel better. Plus, now I can tell well-meaning relatives and friends to bug off when they tell me to get him involved in sports!