So, because we thought we may have a window of disturbed memory, we decided quickly to let her back out of it, in the hopes that we could save her impression of it and perhaps give her a shot at it in another year, instead of forcing her through it and creating a permanent negative opinion of the game. The biggest heartbreak? That she had to return the uniform! She was in LOVE with that jersey and was so sad that she couldn't keep it! I will say that she did look quite adorable :) In the end, we decided to compromise and sign her up for a soccer "class" which allowed her to still play (keeping the "cute" shoes and pants) without all eyes on her and the competition.
A MUCH happier little girl with the attention taken off of her:
|Dancing her Soccer Jig|