As parents of kids that play sports, we make sacrifices. We sacrifice our time, our money and a few gray hairs so that our children can be healthy, well-rounded individuals. We often times dream of reclaiming a bit of our life that is currently spent on all things sports related. This is my list:
Ten Things I will do when my kids no longer play sports:
- Enjoy a mid-winter vacation somewhere other than the tournament-city destination. Duluth in January is nice, but…
- Own outer wear in non-team colors.
- Drive a vehicle that does not require 5 tons cargo space and gets more than 5 miles/gallon.
- Enjoy dinner out somewhere other than Buffalo Wild Wings.
- Have fingernails during try-out season.
- Probably never use the “sanitize” feature on my washer again.
- Know more about attractions in local cities other than the size of their Rec Center.
- Take Rinkfinder.com out of my “favorites” list.
- Read books other than The Baffled Parents Guide to Coaching Girls Lacrosse, 2011 Official Rule Book for Youth Soccer and The Talent Code.
- Miss meeting fantastic families that I may otherwise never have crossed paths with, if it weren’t for the common interest of our children’s athletic preferences.