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The desire of my heart is to become the person God dreams of and share those dreams with others; to unleash personal and corporate creativiy within the church, overflowing it with passion and freedom while searching for the face and character of God.

Friday, March 07, 2008

My life as a soccer mom


  • YOU KNOW YOU ARE A CRAZY SOCCER FAMILY WHEN....... ..
  • You have owned every style of camping chair ever made. ...
  • You have never met a linesman that knows how to call off-sides properly. ...
  • . ...Your kid takes a bloody wallop on the nose, and your first thought is that he needs to quit crying or be subbed because we're running out of time in the game. ..
  • You know where every elementary school, jr. high, high school, college and park with a soccer field is in the metro and you know where the closest Starbucks, bagel shop and Subway is to each of those fields ...
  • You know how to get to all of the above without getting lost. ...Your gas credit card bills are bigger than your 2nd mortgage ...
  • All of your vacation time is taken up by soccer events. No more beach vacations, unless your team gets invited to Surf Cup.
  • ...You know the closest grocery store to the practice fields because that is where you do your shopping ...
  • ...There are posters of Englishmen and Brazilians in your house. ...
  • ...You've forgotten where you go to church. ...
  • Your child's "good shoes" are her newest soccer cleats ...
  • You and your spouse spend all weekend driving to soccer games. In different cars & in different counties & with different kids. And talk on the cell phone only to compare scores. And don't see each other until Sunday night. ...
  • The kids on your team are 'feis ty', while the kids on the opposing team are 'dirty'. ...
  • You have been to several cities in the country that have wonderful tourist attractions, but while in these cities you have seen only soccer fields, hotels, rental car counters, and airports. ...
  • The mats on your car's rear floor are never free of dried grass and black turf pebbles. ...
  • You as soccer parents have a strict rule about "no removing shin guards inside of the car", Phew ...
  • You look forward to Monday so that you can go back to work/school and relax. ...

You have not celebrated your anniversary for 3 years because it always falls on a practice or game day. .... ...

On the rare weekend when your child does not have a game you look for something soccer related to do like going to the games of your friend's children. ...You begin to use words like football, pitch, boots, sides, fixtures and tables in a way that totally befuddles your non-soccer friends and family. ...

Your closest friends are those that you've met through soccer. . ..
You can recognize the most national team jerseys and the majority of major European club jerseys on sight ...when you register on a soccer forum.

When you wish you had bought stock in igloo because you own every shape & size of cooler and water bottle... ...When someone asks you how old your child is, you respond, "he's U15"

...you drive home from t he game complaining bitterly about the condition of the field and its adverse effect on your kids game only to pull into your driveway and have your spouse point out the 14 inch high grass which has not been mowed in 2 weeks

1 comment:

Halls said...

Been there done that and we are now in Oklahoma City traveling for our last time to watch Robert play high school basketball. First it was National Softball w/Rob, then travel soccer and now homeschool basketball. I can't believe by March 16th there will be no more organized school sports in our household. Worship these days that you have left because it is such a season in your life that will be shortly over. I don't know what I am going to do after this...lol. Just hope depression doesn't set in.

CWO

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