Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Proud Mamma!

The Boy plays tackle football.

I have serious reservations.

The boy, at almost 10, weighs a mere 60 pounds.  Because of his age, he plays in a division where the maximum weight is 115 pounds. That's almost twice his weight.... Boys twice this size of him could be smooshing him to the ground!!!

This makes a mamma worry.

But he loves it... LOVES IT!

He plays on the B squad which means he is not a starter. PHEW!  He also plays in a league that does not have a mandatory play rule.  If his team is not up by a certain number of points, he may not even get into the game. Double Phew!!

When a new league, one that DOES have a mandatory play rule, opened up this summer, he and I talked about switching, but he wanted to stay with the league in which he played last year.  We decided we'd see how much playing time he got and reevaluate at the end of the season.

My Boy's team was up by 21 points at the half this weekend.  He played most of the 3rd and all of the 4th quarter.

My Boy played quarterback.

He led his team.

He scored a touchdown himself on a bootleg left fake!

Do you know what it feels like to see your child excel and lead doing something he loves?

To see him run to the sideline for the play call before each play?

To see him up on the line, looking left, then right, audibling plays like a mini Peyton Manning?

To see his bashful grin when he comes to you at the end of the game, knowing he rocked it?

To hear him, normally shy and quiet, rehash the whole thing, first to you, then to your friend and then a third time to his grandpa on the phone.

I had chills.

I couldn't sit still. 

I grinned from ear to ear the whole way home.

My heart was full.

This is why I let him play despite my reservations.

He LOVES IT.  I cannot, in my heart, keep him from it.

So I pray for his safety and that of his teammates and opponents,

And in the meantime, I am



GB DB said...

Wonderful, just wonderful that The Boy scored a touchdown. Enjoy the moment!

Blond Duck said...

Kudos to you for supporting him!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That is great for both of you!! =)

Di said...

Awesome! You're supposed to be proud!

doseofreality said...

So sweet! :) I love that he is doing something he loves and that you are letting him because you know it is important. You are a good mom!

Julia Hunter said...

What a great feeling ! My son is a long way from sports but I get nervous just thinking about it.

Shell said...

What a proud mama moment!

Not a Perfect Mom said...

I will admit I don't know much about football, but that sounds amazing! what an awesome kid!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You're such a good mom to let him play despite your reservations, and obviously it's all good! :)

Melissa Bedell said...

Best feeling in the world!

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

Oh, I know you are so proud. That is awesome.

Kmama said...

That is awesome! I understand your worry though. Every time Buddy laces up his skates and goes out on the ice, I get a little worried. He's so much smaller than the other kids.

I also understand the pride and excitement. It's awesome to watch your kid rock it.

Thanks for linking up!!

Emmy said...

How awesome that he got a touch down!! Sounds like he did good so that will hopefully bump him up in the playing charts-- though with playing quaterback it is hard to get playing time unless you are the number one guy anyway.

My husband and I like football so much it wouldn't surprise me if at least one of our kids plays it-- though yea I think I would be a very nervous and anxious mama.

Thanks so much for linking up! Awesome PMM!!

Diane said...

Awesome. Good for him! It does feel so good to see our children excel at anything they love doing. I have felt that way in baseball with my boys. :)

Dracen is nine and weighs 60 pounds too. And he is tall. So he's a bean pole. He had said he wanted to play football this year, in the 9 and 10 yr old league. He just turned 9 and is so skinny that I was worried but was going to sign him up anyway. At the last minute, he changed his mind and decided to wait until next year.

Charlotte Klein said...

Awwww, this is so gosh darn sweet. I can't imagine the trepidation you must feel as his momma; you just want to keep him safe. But to see his heart fill with joy doing something he loves... you are right to stick by him and cheer him on at the sidelines :) You are a TERRIFIC and awesome mom!

Mrs4444 said...

This is soooo cute :)