Rachel here. Reese started soccer two weeks ago. The first week, she did awesome! She was like a fish in water... almost like she was born to play soccer. Home girl scored 4 goals... we were so excited for her. You could tell she was having so much fun... so much fun.
After lengthy discussions both with her and with one another (Bryan and I), we've been working on building her self esteem. She's very outgoing, but she's been playing the whoa is me card quite a bit... my guess is for attention... even if it's negative attention. We've been doing things with her that she's really good at in hopes she'll feel that she can do things... and do them well. She also has new chores that she can help us with around the house... she really seems to be enjoying doing her tasks. The last thing I want to raise is a super arrogant girl, but I also don't want to raise a quitter. I get easily frustrated, and she's the same way. It's just another lesson in raising children for us. We're taking our time with her, trying to make her feel good about what she's doing when we can, and we'll attempt soccer again on Friday. Raising children is hard.