Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I find myself sitting on the sidelines a lot these days. Baseball, softball, basketball...I am the designated cheerleader. Sometimes I holler loud and other times I mutter quietly to myself. Not just my kids either, I cheer on all the kids. Whether they're on "our" team or not. A mom at the softball field asked me the other day, "which team are you rooting for?" when I hooted my support of a particularly impressive hit made by a girl on the opposing team as our daughters. "All of them." is my answer. I cringe inside when I hear parents yell, "strike him/her out!" Really? They're little kids. Even when they're a little bit older, cant you just encourage the pitcher rather than yell something that may stab at someone's sense of self? I'm just not cut out for sports.