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the life of a sports mom

Kids who're into sports work really hard. Practices can be long and grueling, games can be emotionally and physically taxing, and sometimes they get stuck drinking the gross yellow Gatorade nobody else wanted when they're the last one to the cooler.

But you know who works harder? Their parents.

Getting kids where they're supposed to be (on time!?!) is a logistical nightmare at best. You travel so much you might as well just sleep in the car - but there's no room in there for sleeping! It's strategically packed with Tetris-level precision, ensuring there's room for all the sports gear, of which there's plenty. You shuffle the basketballs to one side, making room for a goalie mask and a cooler full of nutritious team snacks. You need a folding chair to sit on the sidelines, so it gets wedged in next to the bottled water. You slide a tennis racquet behind the seats, and use a catcher's mitt to corral all the baseballs on the Earth.
Just when you finally get all that crap into the car, you realize there's no room in there for actual athletes - let alone their teammates, who you were supposed to pick up ten minutes ago. Somehow you squeeze them all in, then out at practice, then back in again afterwards along with all their odors and about eight metric tons of dirt.

So why do we bother? Come over to P&G Everyday, where I'm talking today about the suckage of being a sports mom - and why we wouldn't change it for the world.

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Christian at PCPPP said...

So what I'm hearing is that the only sport I should let my kids play is indoor track running. No equipment and no dirt. And actually since they're going to like running so much they could probably just run to the track meets. No need for me to drive them either. You are a genius.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I don't know... those shoes are pretty expensive. And I'm not sure the javelin will fit in my car.

Gerard Welling said...

You're a blue star froggy.

SocialButterflyMom said...

I can't believe how many times we've already borrowed my parents' van for hauling crap...and that crap has always been ours, not our kid's!

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Thanks, Madeline. Now stop using your dad's google profile to comment on Mommy's blog.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

In my next life, I'm going to try my best to know someone with a van I can borrow.

Dyanne @ I Want Backsies said...

Several days this spring, my daughter has gone from track practice to volleyball practice to dance class. Separate bag for each. Each has its own clothes, shoes, pads, socks. I make her keep track (bahahaa - track!) of everything herself, and she did a phenomenal job of it (she's 14). Because I just don't have it in me anymore to keep up with getting her everywhere AND packing up her gear.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

This gives me hope - but just thinking about all that driving makes me tired!!!

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