Thursday, August 16, 2012

Proud Mommy Moments: The Soccer Meeting

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We entered the cafeteria and introduced ourselves to Lucas new soccer coach.  Today's practice was really more of a parent meeting.  He said the boys could go out and kick the ball around if they wanted; most seemed to want to stay in the relief of the cool air-conditioning; but Lucas was excited to play.  He got on his cleats and asked the other boys if they wanted to play and soon all of the boys were outside.

The meeting began; Ryder by my side driving a car and Alex playing with her Groovy Girls.

The coach started to talk about practices, the team banner and many other soccer related items.  Out of the corner of my eye I noticed one of the boys come back into the cafeteria on the verge of tears.  He sat by his mom and tried to tell her what happened while the mom tried to comfort him but continue listening to the coach.  I felt sympathy.

The coach continued to talk and then one of the kids began throwing their toys around right in front of where the coach was speaking.  It was starting to turn into a bit of a circus.  

I tried to continue focus on what was being said but couldn't help but be distracted.  The boy who had come in upset started sliding the cafeteria table benches down and even tried to unscrew one.  The coaches wife approached the boy and asked him not to do this.  This boys sister started pushing back on the bench and now it was becoming a battle of will.  Their mother shot them both glares that said stop it or else- I knew that look well.  She mouthed something to them, probably about the punishment coming their way, which upset the boy making him loudly declare it was his sister's fault while bopping her on the head three times. 

That mother just wished she could crawl under the table and that the meeting would end.  Ryder continued to sit quietly by me driving his cars.   Gratitude for him filled my heart.  At least I had one child who was behaving.  

Yes, I was the mother ready to crawl under the table.  A "proud, proud" mama.

What is your Proud Mommy Moment this week?




24 comments:

  1. Oh no. So it was Lucas and Alex that were fighting? I'm so sorry!!

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  2. What happened outside that upset Lucas?

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    1. They were playing a little pickup game and he went to get the ball and slipped and missed the ball and it went out of bounds, so he never touched it; but the other team said he did and got to throw the ball in and he was upset they didn't believe him. Plus it sounds like the teams weren't very even to start off with-- one of the players older sister was playing on one side. So he had his feelings hurt.

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  3. Yey for Ryder! He was being a good boy!!!

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  4. This is why you had 3 kids, right? So you could have at least one good kid most of the time. Right? RIGHT? :) so sorry they weren't all angels for you. Love the way you told this!

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  5. Yeah, that sounds like so much fun . . . meh! So sorry! At least Ryder didn't puke at the moment or something! lol!

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  6. Hahh!!! I know it wasn't funny then, but at least there is never a dull moment! Right?!

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  7. One out of the 3 ain't bad :)

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  8. Uh oh... I think that it happens to us all once in a while. Sorry that it was such a difficult time.

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  9. Hahahaha!! Seriously, it took me a while but I realized it was you after a bit!
    My kids did WWE crap in Walmart yesterday, I almost KILLED them. They don't even know what WWE is...but they were wrestling!

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  10. Oh, I'm sure everyone there had been in your shoes before! At least Ryder was being a good boy!!! =)

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  11. Oh you had me to the end. I thought you were going to say how Lucas and Alex were good examples. LOL. I am sooo sorry. But I do love the way you told it.

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  12. We've all been there before. I know the mommy stare oh so well

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  13. Oh Emmy, I know "the look" very well too. Thank goodness for Ryder. :) I've been the mom that's wanted to crawl under the table too.
    xo

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  14. I'm with Natalie - one out of three ain't bad! :o)

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  15. Been there done that!! It's nice when you have one child acting right haha...kids are so hard to tame. I have sunday's like that where I'm ready to crawl under a pew!!
    Glad that meeting is over with and now the kids can play soccer!

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  16. Oh my!!

    I think my kids were blotting to release some lobsters from a tank at Red Lobster last night. One would think that since they were apart ALL DAY yesterday, they would be getting along....One would be wrong!

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  17. Oh bless you! Amazing how it seems to be the littlest who is the best behaved. It is here too xx

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  18. Bwhahahahahaha. I did NOT see that coming! I feel for ya girl, I have so been there.

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  19. Wow, Emily...every mom has been there.

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  20. "The look", I too know it well! I think we've all been there!

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