Things I Can't Say
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September 30, 2013 at 8:32 am
I’ll have to encourage my boys to play tennis or something.
September 30, 2013 at 11:02 am
Though I guess a lot of these cross different sports. 😉
JDaniel4's Mom says
September 30, 2013 at 8:41 am
Putting on soccer socks is the hardest thing about soccer at my house. It is tough.
September 30, 2013 at 11:03 am
It’s hard b/c they can’t do it themselves yet. Adds steps onto getting out the door.
September 30, 2013 at 9:01 am
Not a soccer mom…yet but I’m a soccer wife as hubby plays 3 times a week and boy do the above apply to even adults!
My husband still plays, too- though it’s more about not getting hurt at his age!
September 30, 2013 at 9:47 am
Every one of these could be football mom problems, too. Just trade “goalie” for “free safety” (the player that is the last chance to stop the other kid from scoring) and the anxiety is the same. We might not have the sock issue but we have a butt pad, two hip pads, thigh pads and knee pads that have to come out and be put back in after every washing (huge pain). What is with the juice box thing?? Doesn’t anyone manufacturing those things know that 10 is not enough? And the white jersey or white pants…why coaches? Just why?
September 30, 2013 at 11:05 am
I guess I should be glad mine don’t have all that gear to get into or out of!
Even the 12 ct juice boxes- if I buy those, there’s 13 on the team.
Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom says
September 30, 2013 at 10:53 am
Omigosh, I chuckled at the juice box dilemma for sure! Capri Sun or someone should really market a soccer team pack with at least 12 per box!
And don’t even get me started on my son’s WHITE pants for baseball. After one game they are grass stained forever because he plays outfield.
Even with the 12 ct boxes- there ends up being 13 kids on the team.
White uniforms are just a bad, bad idea all around.
September 30, 2013 at 11:20 am
Twenty. I think Capri Sun needs a 20 pack.
September 30, 2013 at 11:54 am
YES! Maybe I just need to go to Sam’s Club.
September 30, 2013 at 11:46 am
Haha! Cute post! I actually wish I had just one of these problems. I can’t get my kids interested in sports.
September 30, 2013 at 11:55 am
We have the opposite problem here- my boys want to do them all- and we just don’t have the time.
Chris Carter says
OMGOSH I TOTALLY LOVE THIS POST!!! Hilarious and OH SO TRUE!!! You can also add the whole “parental coaching thing”- oy, how I hate that!! It IS A problem for sure!
Oh yes on the coaching!
Rabia @TheLiebers says
September 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm
OK, except for 6 & 8 this is EXACTLY my life!! Such a pain, but he’s doing so well this year and enjoying himself so much that I guess I’ll overlook the annoyances.
September 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Mine love it, too. And it’s mostly fun for me- except for a few of these problems. 😉
September 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm
I am praying that my boys are soccer players. My husband hopes they are baseball players, but I swear that will kill me. The heat, the never ending seasons, all those innings! Sheesh!
September 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm
Soccer is pretty much year-round here, which sort of makes me crazy. Guess all sports have their drawbacks!
JD @ Honest Mom says
September 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm
This is great. SO TRUE! We have some of these problems now, and next year when my older daughter starts travel soccer, it’s gonna get complicated! Yeeeeks!
September 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm
Thankfully, my husband is the assistant coach for our two older boys, who have to travel for games(and they play on the same team). So he takes them and I take our youngest- though I hate that we don’t usually get to see all the games.
September 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm
My daughter was the goalie on her HS team and it scared the hell out of me when the ball or a cleat would come flying towards her face!
Two games… same time… 60 miles apart?!?! Yikes.
September 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm
I hate that the goalie gets yelled at by parents/teammates for allowing a goal. He’s just the last line of defense- but no one yells at the players who let the ball get down there in the first place. 😉
September 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Ha! I have had every single one of these problems! My boys haven’t played soccer for a while, though I remember the equipment issues. Now football. Talk about equipment issues!!! There have been more tears shed in my house over trying to get pads put back in their game pants.
Oh yikes! I guess I should be glad mine aren’t playing football or hockey- equipment alone would be timeconsuming!
September 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm
I’ve always thought white uniforms were just a BAD idea- no matter the sport or who’s playing; indoor or outdoor although outside in a field or on dirt is obviously worse than inside on a court. In High School our home basketball uniforms were white, it was always fun to pick out fun colorful shorts/character filled ones to wear underneath & then the anxiety that could occur should you forget them & then you have to start thinking whether your underwear were appropriate & not unfortunate to be seen should a spectator have the chance to stare at your butt during the game. White uniforms always a bad idea!!
September 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm
White uniforms look so nice and crisp when they are brand-new, but WOW is it hard to keep them looking like that after a few games(or even just one).
The Dose of Reality says
September 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm
I…Am…DYING!!! I was laughing and nodding my head so hard I thought I would get a concussion. YES YES YES!! This is so spot on!! The early mornings…the broken chairs…the goal anxiety!! YOU NAILED IT!! 😀
September 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm
The life of a soccer mom. Sigh.
September 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm
I would need Xanax if they put my kid in as goalie. For real.
September 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm
All three of my boys love to play in goal. It totally stresses me out.
September 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm
Oh I would NOT like early weekend soccer days. No. That’s my day to sleep in.
October 1, 2013 at 8:54 am
That’s a big reason why if we go to church on the weekend, we go on Saturday night so we can sleep in on Sunday.
Justin Knight says
September 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm
Some of these are problems for “soccer dads” too! Number 8 especially!!!
October 1, 2013 at 8:55 am
Of course- but somehow, “soccer mom” rolls off the tongue a little easier than “soccer parents.” 😉
My kids were in different activities and trying to do it all as a single mom was insane. There were days I was in tears trying to be in 3 different places at once. Now, my boyfriend’s two kids play soccer and man, I’m beginning to understand your posts even more. There are similarities to other sports, too. Ugh…makes us crazy, but it’s over waaaay too soon, trust me!
So hard to have them going in all different directions!
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says
September 30, 2013 at 11:29 pm
Oh my gosh. This is hilarious. I guess I’m glad that my boys don’t play soccer??
October 1, 2013 at 8:56 am
Probably. 😉 Though there’s a lot of good to it, too.
October 1, 2013 at 12:26 am
I can relate to almost all of those! …and some things never change!
October 1, 2013 at 8:57 am
Mom life. 😉
Carolyn Y says
October 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm
I hate putting on shin guards and cleats.
And the one thing you can’t know – hair! Ugh, it never stays in the ponytail! I think I’ll have to start using hairspray.
October 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm
I can just imagine- I know that the girls on my boys’ teams can’t wear certain types of hair clips or jewelry.
October 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm
This is awesome!! #3, 5, 6, 7 for sure for us!! I have 3 that play and trying to juggle their schedules is crazy. It’s gotten a little better with two in high school, but last year we were traveling regionally for my daughter’s team so every other weekend either my husband or I would be in another state with her. Of course that will be our spring too, but we are getting a reprieve during the high school season!
October 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm
My older two play on a team together that my husband coaches- so that has helped. But I usually have to be somewhere completely different with our youngest and his team.
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