Sunday, May 11, 2008

Being a Soccer Mom

Actually, I'm thrilled to be one. All three kids are in our local Stockan football and seem to really enjoy it. Well, actually, I'm not, and would like to be, but there's no place for 42-year-olds who missed the soccer boat in Lubbock, Texas.

I can remember Rob playing soccer - going to the games with three-year-old teams, and over-excited parents screaming things like, "Stop picking the flowers and kick the ball!" At the time, I was glad to miss out, and considered myself lucky to not be a part of it. But now, I long to be as good as David (though even if I had played as a three-year-old, I guess that isn't too likely). At a minimum, it would be nice to have some idea of what's going on in the game.

So, I now own my very first pair of soccer cleats, and am working on dribbling. Of course, I did what I always do, and searched the net for tips on how to be a good soccer parent. I can highly recommend, which even has video clips for the more clueless among us.

Oh and by the way - next time, I'm ordering myself a Stockan sweatshirt!

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