20 years of sports parent wisdom


The big 2-0

My oldest kid turned 20 years old this week. It’s amazing how quickly that went by, yet how far removed he seems to be from leaving my house. That got me to thinking about all the sports things we’ve been through with him and his brother and sister, and where’s it’s gotten us. Which is broke, mostly, with a lot of old sports equipment laying around. We have learned some things, though, and I thought I’d share them. Not so that you won’t make any mistakes, because I make mistakes all the time and you will, too. I share because, as they say, the best offense is a good defense. Or is it the other way around? I always get that mixed up.

  1. Don’t talk to the goalie’s dad during the game.
  2. Puberty is the great equalizer.

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  3. Everyone deserves a slushee after the game.
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