Dear Sport Moms and Dads (or any other person for whom this message pertains),
Grow up! I’ve spent the past few months reflecting on the horrific behavior I have been witnessing in the guise of youth sports and let me tell you something – your child is not going pro.
Last night was the final straw for me!
A dear friend was upset because “grown” women, mothers, were loudly commenting on the fact that her 8 year old wasn’t trying shoes quickly enough in their opinion.
Really? Shut up you ridiculous, judgmental, wastes of reproductive organs!
Who in the hell is she/he bothering? What the hell is wrong with you? A child isn’t tying shoes quickly enough? Last time I checked pumpkins, shoe tying is not an Olympic, collegiate or any type of sport!
The ridiculousness of competition in youth sport and school is just insane. Every time I watch a 7 or 8 year old child be stuck out in the outfield positions and placed at the bottom of the batting order when the coach states winning is not important but actions speak the opposite; I’m disgusted.
To physically move a child from an infield position to place another child there that is “better” after the child has already started the inning is appalling.
What message does that send? Win at all cost but say it is not important?
Today was the 3rd grade egg car race. Again, parents, so obsessed with winning, “helped” their children to the point at which the rules have been so obfuscated that having them are worthless.
What is the point of a technology challenge when you don’t follow specs nor actually have your child build it themselves with MINOR guidance? What do the children learn?
My children do their projects themselves, write their own reports, do their own science fair projects. They play sports to have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends.
Guess I will work on my kids’ hunting, fishing and archery, reading, building and driving skills – some of those are in the Olympics!
The rest of you work on your shoe tying – Moms at the ballpark are watching!