Well the end of the soccer season is Saturday!!! Can't help but hold back a little squeal of delight. It's been a tough year weather wise. Every single game and practice has been either windy, cold, rainy or all the above. So these are some of the lessons I learned over this season.
1.) Don't bring your phone to games. You will inevitably be drawn to the screen like a moth to a flame and miss an important part of your child's life!
2.) Don't park near the fields. Your car will get hit by a ball or in this case a flying frisbee and your husband may or may not get into a knock down drag out fight with a crazy person in the parking lot.
3.) Do dress in layers. It should go something like this...shorts, jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirt, overcoat, rain poncho, gloves...optional. Whisky flask (ha)...just kiddin'!!
4.) Always bring an umbrella! Enough said.
5.) Listen to what your child says after the game. Big Chick said this after her team just got slaughtered, and it made me smile all the way down to my toes:) "In my world I won that game cause I got a goal and I blocked all those balls. I did my best." Isn't she the coolest?! To focus on the positive and recognize that you did your best and not worry about the "score". I couldn't be more proud!
6.) Run, don't walk to your nearest Noodles and celebrate proper. My favorite new thing on their menu is the Lemon asparagus linguine with a grilled chicken breast on the side. Yummy:)