Sports Moms: How do YOU spell relief?
I Kenya G. Johnson, being of sound mind and body, spent another sports season waiting to exhale...
See, what had happened was...
In short order, I had to learn how to be a football mom - At the least I should know how to throw a football
The new schedule would be hectic - 3 practices and 1 game per week
I would worry for 8 weeks about Christopher getting hurt - thankfully everything would be fine
For 8 weeks I would use the crock pot for a lot of meals - unfortunately not everything would be good
His confidence would sky rocket - he wouldn't eat ice cream for a week
I would be too nervous to video the first game...
I would get my pictures before all the other moms...
One game would be super hot...
The Ravens would keep on winning...
On the sidelines I would never catch a break... Christopher either
Sometimes the crock pot meals were good... I think
No one told me there'd be days like this...
I would get really tired of football... so would Christopher
Mom & Dad traveled to watch the playoffs - our coldest game
My mom would scream in one game more than I did all season.
My dad would be impressed that little kids can play real football.
Christopher would be proud to have them there.
One more week of practice...
'Twas the night before the big game
It would pour down raining. I would toss and turn. My husband would make it in from a Marine Corp Ball photo shoot around 2am. I would get up and watch Scandal with him. At 6:45 Christopher's alarm clock would go off to the surprise tune of the NFL theme song. We would scramble to make it to the field by 7:45.
Everybody was pumped.
The boys played hard.
It was a tough game.
It was a mean game.
Some parents wanted to fight.
My husband took action shots.
I almost cried once or three times.
Some of the boys cried.
My heart swelled to capacity.
So, how do you spell relief?
I spell it...
S - E - A - S - O - N - O - V - E - R
Here's the thing... I get to breathe for a week.
Basketball practice starts next Saturday.