Sunday, November 9, 2008

Being a sports mom...

I can already tell that if our kids decide to participate in sports, I'm going to be a horrible "sports mom." Jack is playing Biddy Basketball at the high school for the 3rd year. I've made very few of the games since it's in colder weather and Olivia keeps me in the house, but I went today for the first game of the season. It consists of 4 or 5 games on Sunday afternoons for a half an hour. It is absolutely hilarious to watch. Jack's age group consists of kids from age 3-7. Obviously with Jack being 7, it puts him as one of the bigger kids on the team. The problem? There was a guy there that kept saying things. Now, in his defense, he wasn't obnoxious about it or anything. He just happened to be two people away from me so I could hear everything he was angry about. He was accusing some of the kids of fouling the other team (on which his granddaughter was playing) and saying that Jack and another teammate should let someone else shoot the ball. I do agree that we should encourage teamwork. We even talked to Jack about this after the game. The point is the kids are anywhere from 3 to 7. It's not important who shoots, scores, wins, etc... It's only a game. Can't it just be for fun? So, now that I'm done with my little rampage, I fully admit that this doesn't bode well for my future. I'm going to make a horrible "sports mom."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grandpa was just wondering who won and how many points Jack got??!!
(Oh sorry, that's right it's just a game!)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I haven't visited your site in quite some time and was wondering how Olivia and all of you were doing. I am so happy to read that Olivia is doing so well! You have a great family!
Kara (Dixon)

Hotz' said...

LOL! Well I was really athletic in high school, and come from a super athletic family....coupled with my aggressiveness and hostility when playing sports - so I AM going to be that screaming soccer mom in the crowd. I just hope I don't get kicked out....hehehe