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Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm A Crazy Sports Mom...

Yes, I am one of those moms who yells like a wild and crazy person at my girls' sporting events. Yes, I have a lot of people that stare at me. Do I care? No. Do you know why I don't care? Because I am there for my girls...not for them.

Saturday morning I awoke with a horrible headache. I had a couple cocktails the night before so I thought maybe it was from that. A few hours later, I felt awful and saw floaters come across my line of vision. It wasn't a headache from the fun of the night before. It was a full blown migraine. Ash had a basketball game at 4:30PM. I do not like to miss any of my girls' games. I stepped into action by taking some medicine and a little nap. I woke up and was feeling a bit better but my migraine was still there.

On the drive to Ash's game I told my husband that I would sit still, be quiet and just focus on taking pictures with my new camera. We weren't even two minutes into the game before I started to open my mouth. I seriously tried with all of my might to not say anything. I sure didn't last very long, did I?!

Ash after a practice shot
I can't help but yell, cheer, instruct. These are my girlies and I am so proud of them. I can't believe the athletes they are. I can't believe how much they love every sport. I can't believe
we didn't have to push them to sign up for a single sport they play. My husband and I waited until we thought they were ready and then asked them what they wanted to play. We even asked at the end of each season if they wanted to play again, try something new or not play anything at all. These girls WANT to play! They love sports!

Bean racing down to defend
Today was Bean's very first basketball game ever. She was nervous because she was going up against a team that had two of her closest friends on it. Last night she told me she didn't even want to play against them. I didn't want to push so I told her to sleep on it. I reminded her that she had played against other friends in field hockey too. I reminded her that it was just a game and they would all still be friends at the end of it.

She woke up this morning and was ready to play. She was excited to put her team shirt on. She even wanted to borrow Ash's ribbon with basketballs on it to tie around her ponytail.

We got to the game and I warned everyone about how loud I would be cheering Bean on. My friends laughed and in the corner I overheard Ash talking to one of her besties. She said, "Oh, she really is loud and crazy. She's not exaggerating AT ALL! I love it though. Just don't tell her."

So I took my seat and I did what I love to do...I cheered my little blondie on!

Are you a crazy sports fan? Do you jump up and down? Do you yell at the TV for pro sports?

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14 Comments:

At January 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Dumb Mom said...

I get anxious. So I sit on the sidelines, hands clenched, brows sweaty, and try not to barf when he misses a key goal or has a turnover. I actually had to swipe tears at the last game because he hit a free throw. What is that?! I'm an emotional mess!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Gia said...

Haha aww, I'm not a cheerer in general, though I bet it would change if I had kids...

 
At January 9, 2012 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

Now that's something I would like to see..you cheering wildly and being a crazy sports mom!

I REALLY REALLY wish my kids would play sports...especially basketball but they won't. :(

 
At January 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

I can just imagine you jumping around and yelling like a crazed fan for your little girls :D I think if I had kids of my own I would be alot like you. It's hard not to be so happy and proud of your little ones for stepping out there and being apart of something. :D Cheer away my friend xo

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

I love basketball! I'm coaching a 5/6 grade girls team this year. They are so fun and so teachable at that age.
Sandy

 
At January 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I'm thinking I'd like to see a video of your crazy sports self! I loved the comment "Oh, she really is loud and crazy." Now you have a reputation to uphold!

I'm a moderate. I'm not screaming the whole time, I just have random outbursts. :)

Sorry about your migraine.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 1:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm proud to say I'm a wild and crazy sport screaming
Granma!!!! I try to go to every game I can that those two
Wonderfull Girlies are in. Cheering them and their friends
On to victory!!!! Those weekends when there are no games
Are like a day without sunshine!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Hines-Sight said...

Love your post today. My son is just getting into sports, and will have his first game this week. Right now, he's not very good so I'll definitely be giving support.

 
At January 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I'm not a big cheerer- only sometimes.

But, the only parents I ever give weird looks to are the ones who are yelling mean things. Great to encourage kids, not so much to get nasty with the other team. Especially with little kids!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM , Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I love the loud cheerers - usually some of the most entertaining parts of games!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Maren said...

Let me tell you something about my father. He is very sick now, and I miss him dearly (I live far away). When I was growing up I played a few different sports, and he came to every single practice and every single match. Without exception, he was there. He was yelling and jumping and cheering and commanding me.. I was 13-14-15 at the time and was deeply embarrassed. Upset and angry even.

Now, looking back at that time in my life, I feel so blessed to have had a father being there like that - cheering for me. And I wish so profoundly that he was healthy enough to do the same for my siblings.

So keep cheering. It means the world!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 7:43 PM , Blogger cyndi said...

I might beat you on the scream meter!!
LOL!! It was a great game! You should be very proud of those girls! Raymond and Michael couldn't ask for better opponents or friends!!!

 
At January 9, 2012 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I cheer, but I also stress I just want them to feel good when they walk off the field/ mat!

I am also the crazy picture taker. I love to get all the action shots and then pour over them later on. Looking at the pictures gives me so much insight into what as going on in their heads!

 
At January 10, 2012 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I cheer, but I'm pretty subtle with my cheering. It's so cool that your kids love being so active!

 

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