Did you know that many summer sports have an off-season? And that many city recreation programs have registration times that are due prior to official schedules being released by private sports organizations?
The mental aspect of sport parenting can quickly take a toll…but if you miss a registration, come summer things will feel disappointing. So, I tether myself to calendars and scheduling apps and try to stay on top of it. It goes something like this:
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Twitter is full of funny tweets about this topic…and it’s so true, isn’t it. You concern yourself with things when you’re pregnant, or a first time parent, that seems so foreign to you later when you’re eyeball deep in youth sports and high school applications and tween drama and all the rest of it.
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Yesterday I accidentally dropped a guinea pig into his cage where he landed on a rock.
Granted, there was hay on the rock, and the fall wasn’t that far, just a few inches, but still.
Hope he doesn’t have a piggie concussion. (He’s fine, I checked twice and again this morning.)
It’s his fault anyway; why would he leap out if my arms like that? He appeared to enjoy the snuggle just a minute earlier….
Speaking of concussion, the kids went for a baseline test last week. And naturally, us being us, there had to be an adventure… 😂
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The other day I had an accident at the ballpark where one of my kids was umping.
homemade first aid kits
Yes it was me the accident happened to, not a kid. I was merely chauffeuring my kid to his job, and I managed to hurt myself there. Sometimes, accidents happen to sports moms, too.
Allow me to explain, with a bit of a backstory first:
Continue reading “Blood but no band-aid? You need a first aid kit”
So it finally happened here in my little corner of southern Canada – that big yellow ball in the sky emerged and emitted sunshine and warmth and my mood has been instantly lifted.
Continue reading “Scheduling and baseball and groundhogs: spring has arrived”
The other day I was at an older rink that had iffy looking water fountains, dirty bathrooms, and a long line at the snack bar. I rooted through my bag and realized I forgot to bring my water bottle.
I finally make it to the counter and ask for a bottle of water.
“$2.90”, the guy said.
I can by a case of 12 at the local No Frills for $1.88.
The mark-up is insane.
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I don’t wanna go to the rink.
There, I said it. Happy New Year.
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There is something to be said about explaining kids’ activity schedules to friends and family. Does this look familiar to you?
photo credit: Youth Hockey Chicago facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/Youth-Hockey-Chicago-248397971904360/?fref=photo)
The way the professor is standing there, wondering why everyone is looking at him like he has horns…that could be me when I talk about hockeyringettegymnasticsplaydatesbirthdayparties and all the rest of it to various friends and family…
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