Being fans of football, we have been quite keen to get Harrison into some sort of football club. He loves kicking a ball around in the garden, and loves watching it. I also think it is really important to try and get kids involved in some some sort of sport (says the girl who hated PE and sport at school!) – the exercise and discipline involved is good for them – they have to listen carefully and follow instructions and rules. Most clubs around by us seem to take kids from around five years plus, so when an advert for a local club for children from nursery age upwards popped onto my Facebook feed, we asked him if he wanted to go – the answer was yes!
The club is only about twenty minutes walk from us, and one of Harrison’s friends was starting it as well. His best friend is starting soon so it’ll be a chance for them to see each other outside of school. We weren’t very well prepared. We all assumed for some reason it would be in the sports hall, and hadn’t checked the weather forecast. Thankfully, we chucked the rain cover under the pram but all I had on was a cardi. Half way there, the heavens opened! When we arrived we realised it was on the field and even torrential rain wasn’t going to put a stop to it. It didn’t stop raining until right at the end by which point we were absolutely soaked, covered in mud and frozen!
Harrison joined in for about half the session. At three years old he was the youngest and I think an hour might be a little too much to start with. He was joining in and doing his best to keep up with the older boys, but after half an hour the cold and rain got to him and his friend, so we headed home. He’s asked to go back next week which is good, and we will be much better prepared!!