13 Things I've Learned as a Soccer Mom
I've spent four years — 12 seasons — as a sideline mom. In that time, I've seen countless soccer, baseball, flag football, and basketball games. I've cut more orange slices than I care to remember, washed dirt and grass stains out of way too many uniforms (why do they always play on the muddiest field?), and chatted up every type of sideline parent out there. And I've loved almost every minute of it!
With a new season under way and a younger son starting his first round of "Fall ball," I've come to realize that I've learned a few things on the sidelines over the years — and I'm not just talking about scouting out the bathroom situation before you leave home (but you should do that — especially if you'll be sitting through doubleheaders like I do). Read on for the 13 things you can take away from my seasons on the field.