supermomdoesntlivehere

Because motherhood will never be a perfect science

Soccer mom newbie 

on June 20, 2017

I don’t think I’m cut out to be a soccer mom. I don’t get why my daughter has to be out 3 nights a week to practice plus a game every Saturday. Yes, she’s in rep soccer,  but these are kids not professional athletes. Yes, she’s developing her skills and she had already outgrown the recreational league…but did I mention these are just kids? I love watching her play. I can’t believe this natural athlete came from my body. I was probably the least athletic of any of my friends. Not a fast runner or any type of sports phenom. Unless you count reading as a sport. So I thoroughly enjoy seeing the Soccer Diva race across the field to score and take on girls twice her size without fear or forethought. I am amazed by her. But I’m also her mother and I see when she’s pretending to be okay after being knocked down by that girl bigger than her because the only thing she can do to stop her is knock my baby down. I see the exhaustion as she drops her gear at the door and I help her up the stairs and into the shower. At those times I wonder if this is worth it. She’s always been one to play hard and competition is second nature to her. So she is always sore and tired when she gets home. But is that normal?  Is it okay? I question myself regularly. But she loves it. Everything. Practice and the games. She wants to be a professional soccer player. She wants to play in the Olympics. Her  father tells me she’s fine and her body will adjust but should we really be waiting for these children to adjust to schedules many of us probably couldn’t handle?  I talk to her regularly and let her know that if she ever feels that this is something she no longer wants to do she only has to come to me and that will be that,  no matter what anyone (including Daddy) has to say. But so far she loves it and I’ve left it at that but I’m keeping a close eye on her.

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