Nathan's main strength as a soccer player is that he looks adorably cute in his uniform. Here he is taking the field for his first soccer game on Saturday:
His team is called the Purple Dogs.
His first position was goalie:
Not one attempted goal came his way the entire time he was goalie, because most of the action was on the other side of the field. Soon Nathan was relieved of his position and another kid got a chance at goalie. So now he was out on the field with everybody else.
Well, he was with everybody else until the ball came, and then everybody else ran after it while Nathan stood there and looked the other way:
I'm told a lot of kids are confused like this their first year of soccer. I myself was intimidated by the ball when I played soccer, and I was ten. So I can understand why Nathan was a little bit overwhelmed by the end of the game:
He just needed a hug:
I don't care that the child isn't showing an immediate aptitude for soccer ... EXCEPT that I was kind of counting on soccer to give him some exercise and wear him out. As it is right now, he's the only kid coming off the soccer field brimming with energy.
But, like I said, at least he looks cute in his uniform.