Ashton wanted to "workout", so she was doing push-ups to make her "faster".
After about 5 or so she was exhausted.
Exercise is obviously very hard work. But she continued on with more "push-ups" with and without her soccer ball.
In the car she had her sports bottle she got at the end of last season. She was very excited to have it.
This season Ashton is on an all-girls' team. And this time her daddy isn't the assistant coach, but coach. We were very surprised as we didn't expect that, but many kids signed up last minute, that the league needed coaches. So my hubby decided why not.
There are 5 girls on the team, but 1 didn't show up today. Hopefully, she'll show up next practice. So there were just 4 for the initial practice.
Ashton was an emotional roller-coaster during practice. Right out of the gate we had to pump up a few balls. And Ashton threw a tantrum that she didn't get to inflate her ball since it was fine. I had to walk her off the field and talk to her, calm he down, and bring her back apologizing for her attitude. But it kept sneaking in rearing its ugly head when things weren't going her way. If she felt ignored, or not winning, she'd start getting huffy.
At the end we had to decide on a team name. The girls were asked each what their favorite things were. There were a couple I don't knows... but Ashton said "Star Wars" and another girl said "dogs". So their soccer team name became Star Dogs! They were actually excited about it. So I thought I'd take a group picture.
Then sourpuss came out again, as she didn't want to take a photo. But we weren't going to let her spoil it.
After the photo then her smile came back out and she went off playing with the girls. Go figure!
As long as she keeps her emotions in check and quits the mood swings, I think it'll be good. I think the only child thing is coming out and this is so good for her to learn it's not all about her. It's about being a team and supporting that team.
I hope the next practice goes better and she's all smiles.