Monday, October 1, 2012

Thank You Very Much....

Thank you very much mom talking loudly on her cell phone in the middle of the game before my son's last weekend.

Thank you for helping me see why some children are the way they are.  

When the score is 18-0 and your child's team is winning by at least 3 touchdowns, allowing the ~mostly 6 and 7-year old~ second string to get a little playing time and the other team scores, it's okay.  You do not need to talk LOUDLY on your cell phone, in the stands, surrounded by the parents of these children about how they are "ruining all the hard work" your child did.  

Because, you know what? They are SIX and SEVEN and in no danger of losing!  

You know what else? The kids on the other team are also SIX and SEVEN and they are also playing in the rain and it would be nice if they got to put a few points on the board to lift their spirits.  

I'm not going to say it's not about winning... I don't agree with the whole, "let's make 'em feel good and not keep score" mentality of many of today's youth sports programs.  But your attitude, quite frankly sucks.  It is an immaculate display of poor sportsmanship! People like you, who are raising their children with an elitist and entitled attitude... you make my day-job harder! 

Thank you very much football mom, for giving me the opportunity to teach my daughter, who was sitting there listening to you, how NOT to act.  You certainly set an example for her... and example of what NOT to be!

*vent over*

I feel better now, because while I would NEVER confront someone in real life, I obviously have no problem calling them out on my anonymous blog! *grins*
 
The Daily Dribbles

Linking up today with KMama at The Daily Dribbles for TYVM (Thank You Very Much)? It’s her way of sarcastically thanking all the little things that have ticked her off. It serves as free therapy, and boy do I sometimes need some free therapy! 

13 comments:

Ellen aka Ellie said...

May you get to the point of just asking her to be quiet.

doseofreality said...

Oh, I am so glad you are calling out behavior like this. (Despite the fact that I'm kind of outspoken, I would only have glared and not said anything to her directly either, I'm sure) I spend my fair share of time watching kids sports and I can't stand it when parents are so loudly rude about other people's children. What is wrong with people???!! --Lisa

Blond Duck said...

I would have gone postal!

Diane said...

There are few things in this world that can get me more upset than parents acting like tyrants at kids' games. Makes me sick.

Kmama said...

Wow. That woman sounds like a piece of work for sure!! Everyone deserves a chance to play, and yeah, winning is great, but it's not everything. Isn't that what we're supposed to teach our kids?

Thanks for the shout out to my TYVM!

ChiTown Girl said...

She definitely needed a smack upside the head!! I can't STAND those kind of parents! I can't stand those kind of PEOPLE, for that matter!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Yeah I would've went off. I'm not good at holding my tongue in those types of situations. In fact I developed a reputation for that while I was a soccer mom. Heh heh I wasn't TOO bad though, my preacher's wife, a fellow team mom, thought I was great! LOL

Aleta said...

I'm with you on the "everyone is a winner" but for a mom to act that way about a game between young children is beyond ridiculous. Yep, her kids are going to have a complex.

Missy Bedell said...

That is sickening. That mother should be ashamed of herself!

Carly said...

Glad that you feel better! It's crazy how disrespectful people can act.

nancygrayce said...

Thanks from a mama who watched her visually impaired son sit on the bench every game, until finally he got to play one night and made a three point shot to win the game! I cried. I firmly believe that there should be serious competition and children should learn that losing is ok too, but if they show up faithfully for every practice even knowing they will most likely sit it out, then they should at least get to play.

bill lisleman said...

ranting - one of blogging benefits.
I'll never understand why people get overly serious about sports. I guess she has plans for her child to go pro.

Amy said...

Lol....love it. I couldn't call people out either. I was irritated this past week after my junior high son got a pretty bad concussion and one of the parents of the other team posted a video on Facebook with the comment "They smashed them hoes" really???

Now I know why the kids on the team act the way they do. Very irritating.