Melt Your Heart Moments #2

I may have mentioned this before but my little boy loves balls! He was kicking a football before he could walk, he’d shuffle round the floor on his bum kicking a ball as he went. As soon as he turned two we signed him up for Rugbytots for the following term as we thought it would be something he would love. We were right!

It’s the highlight of his week, especially as it’s his quality time with his Daddy. He had his third class last week and he’s making amazing progress (I know, I’m a bit biased but he is very good with a ball). Towards the end of the class the coach brings out a little pair of rugby posts and the toddlers have to try and kick a little rugby ball over. It’s too cute for words!

My boy is one of the youngest there and in the past two lessons he’s got nowhere close to getting the ball up and over. This week on his first couple of attempts he hit the middle bar. This in itself was a massive improvement, but on his third kick my little man managed to kick his ball over the posts. I couldn’t control myself, I was jumping off my bench, arms in the air and shouting as if he’d just won an Olympic gold. Proud mum moment or what??



  1. Jenny
    February 13, 2014 / 8:38 am

    I love, love being able to cheer on our kids in sports. I can’t wait till my two are older and can play sports. Those proud moments when they make a goal or accomplish something new in the sport not only is so HUGE to them it’s so HUGE to us as parents too. That’s awesome he is so good at such a young age! Hurray for the ball of the post. I bet you are one proud momma! Nothing better than that. Thanks again for linking up my dear. 😉

  2. BakedPotato Mummy
    February 13, 2014 / 8:43 am

    Way to go! You have every right to be excited and proud! I’m thinking of signing Potato up to something like RugbyTots when he turns 2. He loves balls too and can spend hours kicking one round the garden

  3. February 13, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    How wonderful.
    So exciting to see them trying to grasp new skills and put them into practice.

    Enjoy cheering him on! Maybe one day when he’s taking that kick towards the posts with thousands cheering him on at Wembley you can think back to this moment

  4. Not From Lapland
    February 14, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    Aww bless him, how fab! It’s awesome seeing them achieve things like this, isn’t it?

  5. February 14, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    How lovely – it’s great being able to cheer them on isn’t it?!

  6. February 14, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    well done him! wish we’d had rugbytots my son only had football

  7. claire @ Great British family blog
    February 14, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    Wonderful, you have every right to be proud.

  8. February 14, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    It’s great you’ve found something he loves! With my kids they were pretty keen on Tumbletots and they turned into good climbers. I do regret not finding something to develop their skills with a ball though, as they both admit their throwing, catching and kicking skills are lame! I think there are fewer opportunities for girls to do those things. Being outside in the mud with a load of hefty boys never appealed. I wish we’d had Rugbytots around – sounds a much gentler introduction!

  9. February 15, 2014 / 12:49 pm

    It’s the most amazing thing seeing them achieve something isn’t it? You feel like you might burst with pride! #Meltyourhearts

  10. February 16, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Aw.. that’s lovely! My little girl does a football class but I have to admit, I think she’s just in it for the stickers they get a the end 😉

  11. February 17, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Ah,that has made me smile. My eldest son loved kicking a ball around from an early age too,he is twenty one now and still likes a good old game of footy. Love the photo of your little boy 🙂
    popping over from Jaimes #magicmoments

  12. February 17, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Aw, that’s fab!Looking forward to cheering on my girls when they’re a bit older and into sports. #magicmoments

  13. Jaime Oliver
    February 18, 2014 / 12:22 am

    what a really magic moment honey, thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments xxx

  14. February 19, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    Love that feeling of bursting with pride. Bet you both loved it. Long may it continue. X

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