Sports parenting between seasons: aka growing roots into the couch

Last Sunday, baseball ended with a silver medal for my 12 year old son. And with that, my schedule suddenly looked very empty. I deleted all the existing, pre-scheduled practices that were intended for preparations for the Provincials, and looked at the lovely, empty squares.

I messaged my friend all the way over the pond in Germany and said “there is no sports scheduled on the calendar for the next three weeks!”

She responded with something to the effect of “Really? No sports at all?”

Turns out, I was mistaken. It appears I continue to act like an amateur when it comes to sports-mom-ing around here. It’s like tradition now. I really should know better.


My kid thought he had some time off, too, and happily plugged into his tablet.  There’s videos to watch, and games to play, and videos to watch…

He took root on my couch. 🙂

Just like Jeremy in Zits we sometimes have similar scenes here… 🙂 source:

So, after a couple of scheduling-free days, I looked at my calendar app again. All this lack of activity can’t be right…

Of course it wasn’t. I see a potential hockey practice and an exhibition game in less than a week on the teamsnap app. There are also numerous emails about drop in programs to help get the young player back in hockey shape.


The kid has new equipment, and new skates from all the growing, so he’s off to the drop in programs just to work that stuff in, soften it a bit. Then, practice later in the week, and the first game next week.

Here we go again! Hockey season has begun. 🙂

One thought on “Sports parenting between seasons: aka growing roots into the couch

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