One Pissed-Off Soccer Mom

Monday, March 31, 2008

Ok, first off, yes, I am admitting it, I am a soccer long as the definition is that I have 2 kids playing for the soccer club this spring.

Second, we had our first games this weekend, and it was so effing cold, I thought I might die. It was 45 degrees with a brisk North wind like spring in Kansas can only bring. The fields are relatively new (so new in fact, that this is the first season with real bathrooms), so there are no trees for miles, and thus no wind break.

Third, our 7.9 year old's team was thrown into the league (at the last minute) with the kids who are 10 years old. So, as you can guess, they got CREAMED in both of their games. Now, it is not the winning I really care about, but when your kid comes away from the game really down on himself and doesn't really want to play the next game, that sucks!

But fourth (and the crux of this post) is the games we were to play this coming weekend. This was going to be the weekend from hell at the soccer fields because we were scheduled to have 4 games to watch on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. So, we were in for some serious bleacher butts. However, at the last minute, 3 players out of our 8 (their parents, really) decided they were going to take their whole families to San Antonio to see the Final Four. So, we will be forfeiting all 4 of my son's games as we won't have enough players to play.

So, I should be happy, right? Elated not to have to sit out at the soccer field for those 4 hours, right? Well, not really. I am really pissed off at those parents. I mean, now I have to tell my kid that his team will be losing 1/2 of the season's games because some selfish, asshole parents don't have their priorities straight. That his best friends' parents think it's no big deal to back out on the team. That they would rather take 6 adults and 8 kids, ages 5-10 to party in San Antonio than do what they committed to do at the beginning of the season. That they neglected to think far enough ahead when they were asked before the season started if there were any weekends that they were going to be out of town.

I am so pissed off. One of those parents is even a coach for the team.
  • I am trying to figure out in my mind how to let these parents know how irritated I am, without ruining my kids life.
  • I am trying to figure out what to say to my kid about his games being cancelled without letting my real feelings slip out.
  • I am trying to figure out how to face the coach at practice tomorrow without blowing my top.

Any suggestions?


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