Saturday, September 4, 2010
This Fall I am joining the ranks of Soccer Mom.
In order to jump right in there, I am seeking wisdom from the soccer/football/baseball moms that have gone before me.
I was asking my good friend Alesha to share her wisdom and give me ideas to help me adjust to this new role.
Because our Fall season can sometimes be rainy/muddy, here are some of the things we came up to help my learning curve.
If you can think of something else, please chime in!
None of my kids have ever played on a "team" sport. They play instruments, the girls dance, and the boy has done a few soccer skills classes. But he has never played on a team where there were actual games.
We hope he is healthy enough to do this (especially as the weather cools off and the rains come in).
We'll never know until we try and he is very excited to be able to do this.
But, I need your help!! Share your experiences and bits of wisdom will ya?
Here is what we have so far:
• Bring flip flops or some other easy to slip on/easy to clean shoe for him for after practices/games.
On muddy days, he'll be able to take off the mud caked shoes before getting into the van and slip on clean "slippahs" as they are called on the Islands :)
• To transport potentially soaked/muddy shoes, clothes, etc... throw my handy-dandy 5 gallon paint bucket in the trunk. They are cheap, easy to clean, and have a handle. Oh yeah...
• Collapsible folding chairs and a blanket for the Momma.
• I get cold easy so I better keep a jacket/hat/gloves in the van for me too.
• Snacks/water/Motrin/First-Aid kit
• Big towel or two :)
• A long-sleeved, dry-wick material shirt to wear under his jersey on colder days.
That was as far as we got before dinner tonight. I'm sure some other things will come to mind as the season progresses.
Do you have anything to add? I would love to know!
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