But, as every parent knows, never say never.
Oscar's school friend's dad is coaching a U6 (under six years old) team and he's a nice guy and they said they could use another player and games are Friday nights and there you go. He's registered, got his itty bitty shin guards and a smallest-size-they-had-but-still-a-bit-too-big uniform and he's set.
Friday night was the "jamboree" where teams played three very short (15 minute?) games. Their shirts are conveniently reversible which is good since all U6 teams have the same uniform.
The Star Gazers went 0 for 3 (My mother-in-law asked if it had something to do with the name. Perhaps! The Frozen Fury kicked their little soccer rear ends).
Us parents felt the losses 1. didn't matter and 2. showed that we were raising very kind little boys and girls. Not an aggressive one among them. At some point we'll have to let Oscar know that he is indeed allowed to try to get the ball even if someone else has it. If you couldn't see in the photos he spent most of his playing time standing very still and very out of the way of the action :) Fortunately he seems to have a knack for throw ins so I guess he'll always have something to do. And he really enjoyed his time on the sidelines with his friends.
If you know a kid on a U6 team, I highly recommend a game. I haven't laughed so hard in months. Adorable!