Sunday, October 26, 2008

A little too intense

Maybe it's just me, but we all realize it's just little league football, right? I think there is something wrong when as a mom I have to fight back tears while watching my son play in a little league game. I know that I cry easily (I blame that on Morgan-- for some reason I became a more sensitive, emotional person after her birth). But this game was really hard for me to watch. Ryan's team was playing their last regular season game and it was against their toughest competition - an undefeated Bingham team. Ryan always plays the entire game and is a vital part of the team, which can be good and bad. The first few plays were passes to Ryan where there was pass interference, no flag and no catch by Ryan. Then they tried a reverse to Ryan. He took about 3 running steps and slid on the grass. In the second quarter they tried a pass to Ryan again. He caught it and then lost it. So this was the scene at half time. All the boys ran off the field and Ryan was met by two coaches out on the field while they talked to him about what was going on.
There were lots of tears on these boys faces during this game and I don't think very many of them were from injuries. Maybe this mom just needs to toughen up!

7 comments:

kellyclay said...

I just have to say that I love the family picture.

Proctor said...

It was probably just playing those "Bingham" teams. I really really really don't like any "Bingham" teams! . . . or their parents (honestly). It is okay Ryan, we know you are fabulous. Everyone has a bad game. Smile

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grandma bethany said...

No, I don't think you need to toughen up...but I do think that so much pressure is put on such young boys trying so hard to do their best.
I also think that the Bingham coaches were taking everything just a little bit too serious. Ryan has had a great season and is such a good athlete, as is Jack!
Now we can look forward to Basketball!

becpuls said...

I also LOVE your family picture. I am also so protective of my kids and sports. I am just glad that I don't have boys, I don't think I could handle the football thing, too intense.

Emily said...

I know what you mean about becoming more sensitive since Morgan was born. I feel the same way after Macy! The DS experience is somewhat life changing in more ways than one I guess! My son is just 5 and starting soccer and I already dread the game he will have against the cocky neighbor boy (sheesh, they are only 5). I'm excited but nervous for competitive sports in the future!

Aaron and Lisa said...

I don't think toughening up is the answer. :( They just need to let the boys have fun! Talking yes about what is goin on in the game, but no way do the boys need to cry about something they joined for fun. Think I would have cried too, but those coaches probably would have gotten a few dirty looks too. ;) Sorry, Heather. :(