Friday, October 04, 2013

Soccer Mom

You know you are a soccer mom when...

You keep chairs in your trunk at all times
You have an umbrella the size of Rhode Island in your car
You keep blankets and sweatshirts in your trunk
You have water bottles and balls rolling around your car every day
Your car smells like sweaty cleats/shin guards, and you don't notice it anymore
You have raccoon eyes from sitting in the sun watching so many soccer games
You have a first aid kit, and use it
You keep a bag of snacks/stuff to do in the car
You've done homework on the sidelines with kids not playing in the game
You've fed your family dinner on the sidelines of a game
You could ref the game right along with the best of them
You practice with your player when practice is cancelled
You have a standing agreement to carpool with other parents for practice and out of town games
Your voice is hoarse after an intense game
Your blood pressure gets a workout when the game is close
You rehash the game when it's over
You are just as excited as the players are when they win
You know where all the soccer fields are in a twenty mile radius
You support the local concession stand, frequently
You keep a stash of drinks and snacks for your turn on the snack schedule
You can pick out your child by his running gait
You know all the player's names, and numbers
You know what color shoes each player wears
You know which fields have restrooms and which only have port-a-potties
You text people updates of the score during the game
You take pictures like you're watching Real Madrid
You bought a zoom lens so you could take close ups of all the action
You think soccer is exciting


You will miss these days in ten years!

1 comment:

Grandma Beth said...

Each area of your lives are so enriching and so completely involved with so many details! This includes being a "soccer Mom". As an elderly person, you will have many wonderful memories to remember.