My OH has footy aspirations for Baby Z. Being a completely crazy football nut the OH plays football regularly, watches it on TV regularly and will even attend the opening of an envelope as long as that envelope contains anything remotely related to football in it.

So imagine his joy when Baby Z learned the word “Goal!”. It was as if, at the tender age of 16 months, half of his footy training had already been complete. Baby Z loves kicking a ball around and there are even glimpses of him being left footed. (I dunno…apparently that’s a good thing!). He loves screaming “Goooooaaaal!” any time someone scores, it doesn’t really matter who, and he will run straight towards any football playing crowd on our daily visit to the park.

There is something, however, that I need to break to the OH some time soon. I actually think Baby Z is going to be a runner. Probably a long distance one. He has all the stamina of Mo Farah and all the speed of Usain. He is already going through a daily training programme. Completely self motivated, Baby Z will thrust my keys into my hand and declare “PARK!”. He is at the door before me and refuses any amount of help with warming up or being picked up. He would rather dart straight to his training ground and just run and run. And run. And run. And run.

With all the improvement in his speed I’m actually thinking of investing in one of those mobile buggy things.

So, OH, if you’re reading this… We have a runner on our hands, not a football player.



30 thoughts on “Sport”

  1. He will prob like football tough if daddy does, I think it’s kind of inevitable for boys to favour the sport their dads do. Where do they get their energy from is what I would like to know? Makes me exhausted just seeing your photo lol x

  2. Ha ha that made me laugh! I’m sure your OH will tell you that you need to be a good runner to play football too! I have no doubt that when baby Z is big enough, he will tell you what he wants to do!

    1. And it’s every single day at the moment. Im trying to explain about rain to him but he doesn’t seem to be listening!

  3. LOL great post and photo. I’m sure your OH will say he needs to be a good runner to play football. Running is another really good sport to get in to. I’m thinking of taking it up myself.

  4. Thank you for linking up to Flashback Friday.
    My father in law is a sporty man. He plays golf and has been captain of the whole club (or something) but my husband is very anti-sports….although has been into the Olympics.
    I think there should be a new category in the 2016 Olympics “Toddler Running”. It would be fantastic.

  5. Mr. TBaM did cross-country running in school and The Boy loves it. I actually think he’s going to be a gymnast because he’s got the right physique and is too dainty for football or rugby!

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