Tuesday, April 18, 2006
It's Water Goddess To You
I’m so proud to say that I am now a real “Soccer Mom”. Woohoo! My son has been begging to take soccer for the longest time but I seem to always mess it up and never make it on time for the enrollment. Finally this spring /summer season, we got in. My son has joined the hockey league at one point, and still takes piano, but being called Hockey Mom or Piano Mom just does not have the same ring. So when my 6 year old joined the Junior Soccer League I am as excited as he is. Even tickled to say the least.
I was surprised by finally getting the call from the coach after I sent in the application to AYSO, and I was told that my son is part of the Grape Team (how cute is that). Specifics were given – when, where, and how practices and games are played. But the biggest surprise of all is I got asked to be Team Parent. Feeling important all of the sudden, I of course said Yes. Then it dawned on me. I don’t even know how soccer is played, and I’m going to be Team Parent!? So before the Coach hung up I said “Uhmmm…I’m not sure I’m capable of being one, because I don’t even know how soccer is played.” He gave a chuckle and obviously noticed how nervous I got because he said, “Oh, don’t be worried – all you have to do is the weekly water scheduling for parents”. I let out a sigh of chuckle and said that I will gladly accept the job.
A few weeks later, all parents in the team were emailed of specifics like what was discussed on the phone. Then the email was ended with. “Also, Mrs. Tam is our Team Parent”. Now I’m starting to feel silly for even having a title to my name. Why “Team Parent” when it sounds like the title is supposed to be more than what it is? I feel like I should be given my own little cushioned bench spot with an umbrella and martini on hand while I direct the game play by play along with the Coach. Don’t get me wrong – I’m perfectly fine with the water job, but can I just be called the “Water Girl” or "Water Goddess" or something. A title like that seem more apropos don't you think?
This afternoon is the first Soccer practice and I just feel like yelling, “Ok people, no messin’ with the Team Parent because you know every single one of you and your children will need water so you better kiss my high horse butt, and by the way, do you guys prefer sparkling or tap"?
And oh, to those other teams you better watch out because "Team Grape will crush every single one of you!" hehe