So, we won our first soccer game on Saturday! And by we, I mean the team that Emily plays on and Doug coaches...The Purple Lightning! I am just the obnoxious soccer mom. Really, I am. I'm the obnoxious soccer mom that paces the sidelines and cheers loud enough for my daughter to pretend she doesn't know who I am. I'm the obnoxious soccer mom that tries to tell the coach what the girls should be doing even though the only thing I know for sure about soccer is that when the ball goes into the net, it is called a goal and a point is scored. (Of course telling the coach how to coach would be much more obnoxious if the coach wasn't my husband. At least, I think.) But as obnoxious as I tend to be, at least I'm not this other really obnoxious soccer mom (ROSM). ROSM gets very upset when we don't win and one time actually left the game 5 minutes early, saying, "This team is a trainwreck!" as she was packing up her chair. ROSM sits next to me during one game and yells at her daughter the entire game to be "more aggressive" and "quit watching the ball go past" her and then tells me at the next practice how her daughter just gets so frustrated because she "totally brings it" to every game and is upset that no one else does. ROSM doesn't understand how the teams were picked this season and thinks that they should have just built the team around her daughter and one of the other players on the team, since they are really the best ones. (Even though Emily can run circles around both of those "best ones", but I didn't go there with her.) And then after almost an entire season of talking trash about our "trainwreck" team, when the coach for the challenge team comes to observe our game, this game on Saturday that we are actually winning, she gushes about how hard our team has worked and how well they are doing. Seriously, I may be obnoxious, but if I ever even remotely act like ROSM, someone please punch me in the face.
Anyway, we will be at the soccer fields twice this weekend...a game on Saturday and one on Sunday...to finish out the season and hopefully grab another win before going into the tournament. And if we don't grab another win? Well, then I hope they at least have a good time. Isn't that what it's all supposed to be about? Go Lightning!!