Thursday, September 30, 2010

Glitter and Cleats

I'm not sporty.  I have never understood those articles where parents get into fist fights on the sidelines.  I just don't get it.  I am very supportive of my kids playing sports and being active, but I just see it as exercise.  I'm not particularly concerned with my child excelling or being great at a sport.  But recently I was ready to get into a fight at soccer . . . . with the coaches wife.

This season is to be unique for us.  All 3 big kids (poor Alexander) are playing soccer.  I am due to have baby #5 (#7) in the middle of the soccer season and somehow I got roped into being team-mom officially for 2 teams and responsible for the banner and snacks for the third team.  That's a lot of responsibility for a very pregnant lady.

It would be okay though, for a few reasons.  I have several awesome friends and family members willing to help out with carpool and being a back up for my time in the hospital.  Also, I really really enjoy helping out in this capacity.  So many moms have to work and I know they have far less time than I do.  So I feel like its my responsibility to all of them to pick up the slack.

One of the more fun activities was creating a banner for William's team.  We got to be creative with one of our best family friends and spend a few weekends collaborating.  It really was a lot of fun and I can honestly say that all four adults were huge contributors.

So imagine my surprise when the coach told me "my wife put on a few finishing touches".  :o  What?!  I was anxious to see what kind of improvements this lady made to our banner.  After all, we had already spent a good 10 hours creating our masterpiece.  We had taken many things into account; age of the kids, gender, ability to have a souvenir at the end of the season, saving money, etc.  Why would this stranger decide to alter our labor of love?!

The following Saturday I was anxious about seeing these changes.  So I walked over to the banner, camera in hand (for evidence) and found glitter all over the BOYS soccer banner.  BOYS!  Why she felt the need to bedazzle our banner is beyond me.  I have a feeling its going to be a long U5 season . . . . .  After all, there seems to be a reason the coach and his wife get along so well. . . . .

To Be Continued. . . . .

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