Practice three times a week (she WANTS to go to the optional 3rd one done by the league), plus a game on Saturdays. I feel like Claire is living and breathing soccer right now:
I am surprised to find that I miss her a little. I don't stay at her practices any more. I just drop her off. All this soccer is eating up a lot of the time that she's not in school and I actually don't see her as much as I'd like. I'm thrilled that she's enjoying herself, spending time with the great friends she has on her team, and getting exercise. I love that she's learning non-academic things. But she has actually reached an age where she's kinda helpful and fun to talk to, so when she can keep from fighting with Scott, I really like having her around. So yes, I miss her.
Great. Now I'm a sap AND a soccer mom.