Sunday, March 25, 2012

Some observations from a soccer mom

Let me preface this with - soccer mom is a general term and many of these observations apply to and have been personally observed by myself throughout several different sports.


I love being a soccer mom.

I love watching my kids compete.

I have three children who are already at a young age very involved in multiple sports.

No I am not planning their college careers.

No I do not care how much you love your soccer club/tennis coach/swim instructor

cuz guess what?

I love mine.

No I am not interested in switching to a bigger/different/more challenging/more prestigious/just different because I am not currently getting along with the coach team.

Dance with the one that brought you is our motto.

I am not going to go hop around teams because I think that such and such team will give my now 7 year old a better chance at a college scholarship.

No I really don't care how many goals your kid scored last week.

Nope - I don't need to know that your coach thinks she is gifted.

Did she have fun? Was there an interesting story from your travels?

Tell me about that.

Now here are some things that I think are awesome to yell from the sidelines (and yes - I do like to cheer from the sidelines. That is my kid out there. I am emotionally and financially invested in this game so if I want to say yeah then by george - that is what I am going to do...)

Anyway

Stuff I like to yell from the sidelines

Yeah!!!

Hooray!!!

You get that ball!!!!

You are doing great!!!

Good try!!!

Any variation of WOOHOO or anything else high pitched.

LET'S GO (INSERT YOUR TEAMS NAME HERE)

Husband does a great job of keeping quiet on the sidelines but I would say that his number one most used phrase is

GET BACK

(you know like on defense not like stop off beotch or anything awful like that)

Anyway, I digress again,

Some of my favorite and most obnoxious things (in my humble opinion don't get all huffy) that are yelled from the sidelines that I try really really really hard never ever to say (and trust me sometimes it is hard to not have these things just come flying out of your mouth so if you just shouted it this morning at lacrosse or something - no judgement here - just saying some general guidelines)

SHOOT!!!!!!

CROSS CROSS CROSS CROSS

My personal favorite:

PASS IT TO (INSERT YOUR KIDS NAME HERE) PASS IT TO (INSERT YOUR KIDS NAME HERE)

FIGHT FIGHT

PUSH HER BACK

DON'T LET THAT GIRL PUSH YOU AROUND - YOU PUSH HER BACK

BOOT IT!!!!

KICK IT WITH YOUR TOE IF YOU HAVE TO!!!!

COME ON REF WHAT ARE YOU THINKING????

COME ON (INSERT SOMEONE ELSE'S KID HERE) WHAT ARE YOU THINKING???

Seriously?

People crack me up.

Now I get it - there is nothing like watching your kid on that field. Nothing. I get nervous and involved and sick to my stomach and all of that. My kids are 10, 7, and 5 so yeah - I totally get it.

I CANNOT imagine what the parents of college athletes go through.

I guess we will have to wait and see.

That is.....

if I picked the right team.

;)



2 comments:

Foursons said...

Every season I am shocked by the parent's behavior on the ball field. If they act like that in public what do they do in the privacy of their own home?!

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