Those of you with younger children will just have to trust me. Those of you with school aged children will just nod your head and smile. If you have a child that participates in sports (or dance, etc.) you will do the following:
1) You WILL get up at 7 on a Saturday in October to sit at the frigid soccer field.
2) You WILL take all of your children out in the torrential downpour on a Monday night to take your oldest to her next to last hockey game of the season while your husband is at a meeting.
3) You WILL buy new equipment/shoes/socks/hats/shirts every year.
4) You WILL say “ok” to your husband coaching the hockey/softball/soccer teams your kids play for.
5) You WILL cheer the loudest even if it isn’t a “real” game.
You WILL do all of these things for your kids because they will score a goal/get an assist/smile at you from the rink~field~dance floor/hear you cheer them on/get a double/have fun. You WILL wish you were still in bed/not out in the pouring rain/someone else was the coach/your kid played a different sport or none at all. But those wishes will be few and far between when you have smiling kids at the end of it all.
I was not a sports kids. I never played soccer, hockey, softball, baseball. I read books and played the flute. I LOVE that my kids want to play sports. I love that my daughter complains because she only scored one goal in her hockey game. I love that they cry when the season is over because they love it so much. I love that right now it’s all still about having fun and learning the game. I may have different thoughts when they get older, but for now, I’m going to keep loving being a soccer/hockey/softball Mama.