Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Soccer tournament


As much as Army of Dad LOVES soccer tournaments, I hate them. Shh. Don't tell him that.

It is a pain in the ass for me. I have to coordinate everything, make sure we're not missing anything and corral my kids and combat the heat, etc. etc. Just a lot of work and our teams always get whooped at tournaments and that isn't fun either. AoD gets crabby at the mistakes, crappy reffing, you name it ... just is NOT fun for me.

Hopefully, it won't be as bad I'm imagining.

ADDENDUM: Soccer game was friggin hot and we lost. Kids showed that they can play pretty well overall, though. So, that is good. Just tired of all the parents trying to tell me how to coach the game. I finally told one dad that he should sign up to coach since he has so many ideas about how to run the team. He finally shut up. This will be our last season coaching Pickle. He is tired of it and wants to try something new and I'm tired of all the headaches of tracking down and coordinating 15 families, coughing up tourney entry money till the parents pay us back, not having time for my family ... anyway. So, we're doing with this after this season. Pickle wants to take up tennis.

Our game tonight was cancelled because the other team was a no-show. So, no game tonight. Thankfully. I have work to do. We play for third place tomorrow.


  • At 1:51 AM, August 28, 2005, Blogger cashin said…

    Tennis? You need to teach him the game of men...dodgeball. We played a game yesterday against college baseball players, christ I almost lost my head.

    My buddy and I were going to coach a football team this year but opted not to for the same reasons you hate soccer tourneys, and my hat is off to you.

  • At 11:57 AM, August 29, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    This child would just as soon undergo a root canal than to have someone throw a ball at his head. Trust me. He does not do well with pain and physical contact. Still don't know how he does karate.

    and, yeah, if you can't give the team your all, you're better off just not doing it. I applaud you for making a good decision with that. That is the problem with me and AoD. We throw everything into it and get burned out sometimes. Ok, me, not AoD right now.


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