Football Club – The Ordinary Moments

The last 12 months have seen Charlie go from a huge Star Wars fan to a football fanatic. He started after school club last September and in all honesty? I didn’t think it would last.

Charlie goes through phases of really liking something then after a few months he’s on to the next thing – but football it seems, is here to stay.

I have started coming down in the morning with the girls after changing them to find him sitting watching Sky Sports and really getting into all the team news. He talks to any and every one about the glorious game and has decided that he loves Chelsea. After an excellent school report and doing so well at sports day, we decide he deserved an end of school treat and we got him a kit which he wants to wear every single day.

His West Ham supporting Dad wasnt impressed


At his school during the holidays they run a football club each day from 9am until 3pm. Charlie went once in the Easter holidays and really enjoyed it so after the monotony of the very long summer holidays set in, he has been going a few days here and there to try to prevent boredom setting in and it’s been handy for the last two Wednesday’s when I’ve taken the girls to messy play group which he’s too old to attend. He has absolutely loved going to his football club and on Friday he came home with a medal and certificate for his outstanding behaviour and skills. He was absolutely chuffed with himself and I was super proud of him.

He can often doubt himself and can often be very pessimistic which makes me sad because I always encourage him to try his best and that’s all that matters but his competitive nature means he wants to win but when he doesn’t, he’s soon saying he can’t and won’t do it. So a boost like this is just fantastic and his medal is proudly hanging in his bedroom.

B xx

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  1. 23rd August 2015 / 7:36 am

    Aww bless him, no wonder your proud of him (even if he is a Chelsea fan 😉 ) xxx

  2. 23rd August 2015 / 7:47 am

    Oh bless him, so well done. I think this is literally the hub’s dream – having H a bit older and football obsessed so they can watch it together! Xx

    • 23rd August 2015 / 8:16 am

      My husband is thrilled as it means he gets to watch at least 4 matches during a weekend whereas before it was limited to West Ham ones!

  3. 23rd August 2015 / 8:38 am

    Oh how lovely! It must be so great for them both to share such a passion, and I bet your hubby loves it! xx

  4. 23rd August 2015 / 11:19 am

    Bless him, he looks so proud of his medal! It’s great that he’s found something he enjoys so much. #OrdinaryMoments

  5. 23rd August 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Bless Charlie what a good boy. Football definitely sounds like something to stick at and be good at. Such a great way of teaching team work! You must be really proud of him. x

  6. 23rd August 2015 / 5:33 pm

    We have a Chelsea fan here too and he has all the kit! I love it when my three get really passionate about something. Lovely to watch isn’t it? Well done to him on achieving his medal. X

  7. 23rd August 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Well done him. It’s always great when they find something they enjoy, and to get his medal for behaviour as well as skills, bet you’re so proud.

  8. 23rd August 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Ah awesome! Love his kit and his face says it all. One half of my family support Arsenal and the other Chelsea. OUCH. The girls love kicking footballs with me in the garden. I have already looked into “lessons” they will start when they are 3. I want them to try as much as possible. Glad Charlie likes something enough to sit down and watch Sky Sports – they grow up so quickly! Can’t wait to see you next hun. #TheOrdinaryMoments 🙂 xxx

  9. 23rd August 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Yay for being good at football and being recognised for it. A little praise goes a long way when someone doubts themselves. Well done Charlie x #TheOrdinaryMoments

  10. 23rd August 2015 / 8:30 pm

    What a lovely story; I’m so pleased he got the medal and certficate. He will hopefully see the value of trying and persisting, even when one doesn’t win, as he grows older. #CommentLuv

  11. 24th August 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Great post. He looks fab in his strip. My son went to a football club in the holidays and he loved it.