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SOCCER MOM

15 Oct

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The words “Soccer Mom”  crack a bit of a giggle in society today…  There’s a bit of a negative connotation that goes along with being a “soccer mom”…  I’m not really sure how that started and I actually don’t know how it became so laughable?  Is it because soccer mom’s drive big SUV’s that haul multiple children, gear, and various snacks; not to mention smashed goldfish, wet homework papers and stinky socks?  Is it because soccer mom’s sit on the sidelines and chitchat about the community, school and neighborhood happenings?  Is it because soccer mom’s show up with enough chairs, blankets, hats, mittens, coats, scarves, and snacks to share with the entire sidelines?  Maybe it’s because soccer mom’s come straight from work, the market, the post office, or the urgent care clinic and arrive EXACTLY as the ball is dropping for kick off?  Better yet, it must be because soccer mom’s have volunteered to help coach the team along with organizing the snack schedule, picture day paperwork, volunteering at the school and making sure the crock pot meal will be ready in time for some hungry players immediately following tonight’s game.   I’m sure at some point or another I’ve participated in giggling about this mommy stereotype, but I have something to tell you… Being a SOCCER MOM is actually really enjoyable- as my boys would say, “it’s super fun”.   It’s beyond exciting to watch your young one out on the field vying for the ball while you simultaneously hold a conversation with several other parents about which program you should enroll your child in the next season.  It’s exhilarating to watch your child score a goal and act like an airplane while running towards his teammates for a big group hug!  It melts your heart when the coach hugs your little player after the winning goal gets past him in the net and tells him it’s all part of the game.  And it’s simply amazing to witness the pride on your child’s face when he realizes that his part of the team is important and valuable.   The stereotypes are right, my SUV is packed, my schedule is tight, and my voice is loud (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E)!  Being a soccer mom is a gift and a blessing that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.   Thank you S Brothers for giving this girl the gift of being a soccer mom!  GO BULLDOGS!

P.S.  I can’t wait for Baseball Season!!!  🙂

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