My Little Footie Star

My little man loves balls! This hasn’t been something we have pushed on him but has come completely from him. Even from being just a few months old he has loved playing with balls.


He has been kicking a ball since before he could walk. He would bum shuffle around the downstairs with his leading leg kicking a ball as he went.


As he has got older his love for balls has only got stronger. Footballs, rugby balls, tennis balls, bouncy balls, beach balls. It really doesn’t matter, he will play with them for hours.


He loves to play catch, or bat and ball, but more than anything he loves to play football. With the gorgeous summer we have been having a large proportion of our time is spent having a kickabout with O.


We also get a running commentary along with it, “Good one Daddy” or “That was rubbish Mummy” which always makes us laugh.

He loves to get everyone involved and plays football with all four grandparents, although their backs tend to feel it the next day.

He happily cheers himself for scoring an imaginary goal and is already a bit of an expert in the art of dramatic diving.

I foresee many years ahead of standing on a footie pitch sideline in the freezing cold watching my little boy do something that he loves, and I’ll be cheering him on during every game!

mummy daddy me




  1. teentweentoddler1
    August 10, 2014 / 6:44 am

    What a lovely post! I hope he does continue to love it x
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  2. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    August 10, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Oh bless him! Love all the younger pics with the balls too. Adorable. Gorgeous moments xx
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  3. Ritz
    August 10, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Such cute pics! Love seeing the younger him playing with the balls 🙂 Hope this love continues for years to come and joy of running around kicking the ball as he grows up 🙂 x

  4. August 10, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    So cute, and it’s lovely he has something that he loves and enjoys. I really want Mads to get into a sport, she is starting gymnastic classes soon so hopefully that will be something she enjoys. I love that he tells you you are rubbish, Mads does that to me all the time when we play together! x
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  5. August 11, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Such sweet photos! I think it’s great for him to have an interest at this age, I suspect Lucas will not be sporty at all! He’ll have the odd kick about but he could take it or leave it. O will be joining a team before you know it! I am usually the rubbish one when we play football, I tend to get distracted and forget to kick it back 🙂 xx
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  6. August 12, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    Aww what a lovely post! I love when they have something they just love, without any prompting from us as parents! Great that he loves being so active too and I love his running commentary, that would definitely make me giggle! Thanks for linking to #letkidsbekids
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  7. August 18, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    Ah, bless him. Football will obviously be a permanent feature in your house x

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