My family lives and breathes sports. My husband and I ran cross country and track in high school and college, so it seemed a given that eventually our children would run. But of course when you think something will be the case, it never is, and while all of our children have tried running, only one so far really loves it.
My oldest hates running, unless it revolves around chasing a soccer ball.
My middle child is also addicted to soccer. Unlike her older brother, she does like running…she likes the fact that you control your own destiny…the fastest person wins. But she loves the camaraderie of soccer, the competition, the “high” of the “team win.” And so, thus far, soccer has trumped running.
My youngest child enjoys the seasons with gusto…if you ask him what his favorite sport is, he’ll ask you which season? For him, in the fall, it is cross country; the winter, snowboarding; the spring, BMX racing. And yes, he plays soccer too.
My friend Nicole at Work in Sweats Mama has two little ones…her oldest is a chip off the mama block and holds age group records for her running already! But chances are at some point her children will try team sports too, and so Nicole asked me to join her on her blog today and talk about what to expect as she joins the other parents on the sidelines.
With team sports there is usually a different dynamic than there is with individual sports…both with the coaches and other parents. So today, I am over at Nicole’s place talking about What to Expect When You’re a Sports Mom. Please visit me over there and if you’ve never been to Nicole’s blog before, check out some of her other posts as well…I promise you’ll be glad you did!