The First Soccer Tournament of 2011

Saturday morning Jane and I hopped into the car to go to her first soccer tournament with her new team. The park Jane plays at has a big soccer program, about 2,000 kids between 4 and 18 play. Girls under 12 (basically 10-12 year old girls) sends out five full teams in the tournament season. There’s an all star team, there’s a B team, and then there are three more teams. We don’t like to call them C teams, we like to call them “fun teams”. Jane used to be really good …

Missing the Teaching Moment

Last week Jane had a school soccer game. The night before I’d reminded her to pack her soccer bag and school bag, and to leave it all at the front door. I got a, “Yes Mom.” And then she did whatever she wanted. She is twelve after all. The soccer game was at 3.30 and I showed up at school at 3. Jane came running at me, “Mom I forgot my cleats can you run home and get them?” “Yes I can, but I won’t. You’ll have to play in …

Four Steps For Soccer Moms

Later this afternoon I’ll be taking my kids to their first soccer practice of the season. Well, maybe my kids, maybe one kid? I’m not 100% sure who has practice and at what time. I’ll have to call the coaches (yes, someone else is coaching my kids this year) and find out who plays when. I could have avoided this, and I’d recommend to all my readers that you be the team parent, room parent or whomever does the emails. It’s really quick and easy if you set it up …

Tennis Isn’t a Sissy Sport

I’m really busy today. Here’s a picture of my nine day old tennis injury to tide you over. Tomorrow’s post will be dedicated to my Stepmother and sadness in her Kosher kitchen. Do be sure to pee before you read tomorrow.