I’m old enough to remember losing

I’m old enough to remember losing.  I’m old enough that no one was really worried about my self esteem when I was growing up.

When I was little, I didn’t get participation trophies for showing up.

I distinctly remember losing.

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Why we turned our backs on soccer this year

Before school even started, our family made a choice not to participate in soccer this fall.

I’ve made no secret about how I feel about the sport.  I love the lessons my kids have learned in sports, but I’m not that fond of soccer.  I make a horrible soccer mom.

So there is a small part of me that’s doing the happy dance because I don’t have to go pretend that I care about a sport I don’t care about.

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