Next was Soccajoey's for the twins. It was the last session for the year and the twins got their medals and certificates. T2 has really progressed this term. We'll definitely be back next year. T1 could probably just do club soccer but I think T2 will really need the structure and skills breakdown that Soccajoey's offers. Its been really great for both boys this year. They started off in a special program for kids with special needs before graduating to the mainstream program. You can check out the Next Step program here. Jose, the coach, is the personification of patience!
|Everyone loves a shiny medal!|
Thankfully, T1 calmed down gradually and his behaviour improved greatly as the day progressed until he was an absolute angel this evening when we went to a friends' for dinner. They live within walking distance to an amazing park called Pirrama Park in Pyrmont. We've been taking the twins to this park intermittently for a couple of years now and it was amazing to see the twins behaving so 'normally'. It was a real pleasure. There a cool climbing structures, a sandpit, water spurters and a cafe close by. Its on the Harbour so I am a little extra vigilant with water-loving T2 but its really not a problem anymore. They asked if they could swim in the Harbour and I just explained to them that 'no, a shark may eat you if you swim in there'. Nothing like a little healthy fear of the Harbour :-).
|Water area always a favourite with my boys|
|View of the Harbour from the park|
|T2 is getting so brave now!|
Then we returned to our friends' house for a beautiful family dinner - nothing was broken, thrown, destroyed and there was no yelling or fighting etc. I was able to relax. My husband was on duty a bit more than I was with the kids but overall they were absolutely amazing.