Sunday October 19, 2014

We made the most of our weekend at home.  A couple of sleepovers, laundry, yard work, grocery shopping (why do I need to go to the grocery store EVERY SINGLE DAY??), and the best part of the weekend -  several hours spent watching volleyball.

Erin's season, which started back on August 11th, came to a close on Saturday.  A two day tournament meant Erin played 11 volleyball games over the course of 24 hours.  She estimated she set some 500 times over the weekend.  No wonder she's sore.

I was talking to another mom about crazy sports parents and misplaced priorities and all the anxiety we create for ourselves.  It's good to remember that it can just be fun.

We can just enjoy watching our kid - watching her try her hardest, watching her compete.  Sometimes she's a rockstar, sometimes she makes mistakes, sometimes they win, sometimes they lose... and we can remember it's all good.  We are lucky to be able to sit in the stands and watch our girl do something she loves.  That's the whole point.  In the grand scheme of things, that's what matters.

So here's my soapbox for today:  watch your kids play.  Don't yell at them.  Don't yell at other people's kids.  Just cheer for all of them and hug them afterwards, no matter what.  Life is short. Enjoy the moments.