I bitch about him being gone and nag about who knows what like any other wife because of it, BUT at the end of the day I love that it makes him so happy. Kendall and I attended a pre-season cookout for his team this year and not one, but TWO parents came up and thanked me for allowing Chris to sacrifice his time with his family to be their sons coach. That is what it is all about.
So I saw this picture on Facebook today and wanted to share my thoughts.
Let me preface this by saying I did not grow up in a sports family. I never played competitive sports and the extent of my siblings' involvement in sports were a few church rec leagues of softball/tee-ball. So what I am about to say is from an outsider. I do not have kids that play sports. I have never played sports. But I do have a husband that coaches and sees EVERYTHING.
1. These are KIDS
Calm down Parents. Let your son have fun. Chill out. This is something that makes him happy so just shut up and let your kid be happy.
2. It's not the end of the world
It's a GAME!!! There is a winner and a loser. Don't let it ruin your day and more importantly your son's day. So what if he isn't playing his best or hitting correctly, it's a game people! Sometimes I honestly wish parents had a soundproof wall between the bleachers and the field. They could watch and yell as much as they want and the players/coaches/umpires can't hear them.
3. Like I mentioned before, my husband gets paid pennies for his involvement. He does it because he loves coaching kids and he loves baseball. Stop calling him all the time to talk about your son's playing time. Do not call him at home. Geez! Do not talk to him for half an hour after the game. He has a family too and more than likely a cold dinner waiting for him.
4. I wish Umpires would throw more parents out of the stands. That is all.
5. This is high school baseball. Not to be Negative Nancy, but the likelihood of your son making the pros is slim. So let him be a high school baseball star and enjoy every minute in a positive way. Be apart of the experience as his cheerleader but not as his coach too. That is what my husband is there for. :)