Saturday, April 26, 2008

Poor Sports Breed Poor Sports

My very smart brother in law posed the question, "I wonder if being a poor sport is genetic?" referring to me passing on my poor sportsmanship to my kids, particularly Koji. He is not a graceful loser.

Today at Levi's first soccer game, after we told him to stop playing with the grass and go get the ball and score, he actually got it. The final score was 7-2. Levi scoring four of those seven points.

He went around telling a few people how many he scored. I was impressed that he was keeping track! Needless to say we talked to him about that. But, I'm guessing it was a four year old version of what I was doing mentally on the sidelines:

Now on a more serious note, I disagree that it's all genetic. We can't leave out the very important environment piece of it all. A lot of who we become is due to how we're raised or not raised and to leave out the environment piece of it doesn't make sense.


Chris said...
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Chris said...

Also, K was so impressed with his brother's performance, he also decided to step it up a notch. K scored 2 goals in his game with a much more skilled group of kids.

Anonymous said...

This is Erica. Nancy, I never cease to be entertained by your Blog. I LOVE it. By the way. In your newly posted pictures, Levi looks so much like Chris! Sheesh.

Carson Calderwood said...

I agree with you. I think almost all personality traits have a mixture of genetic and environmental causes, some have more of one than the other.