How I Mom 7/30 “Be your kids’ number one cheerleader”
When one of my now-college aged twins was on the seventh grade basketball team for his Middle School, I was at an appointment before his game and was running late. He texted me moments before the game was to start and asked me where I was.
He cared that I was there.
And sometimes our kids will act like they do not care that we show up to support them, and they will even say that we do not need to come, or, once in a while, certain kids — okay one of mine — tell us not to come. But I still attend.
I have heard moms talk about how hard it is being so busy running around to all of their kids’ events and it can get chaotic and wild and feel like you are always running and you just want to stay home sometimes, but it matters that we show up for our kids. We should always be our kids’ number one cheerleader. IMG_9761
With a larger family, there have been times when my husband and I have had to divide and conquer when it comes to attending our kids’ events and activities; he attends one kids’ game while I attend another child’s recital, and so on, and I am sure you have done that as well.
I believe as long as one of the us is at an event for our kids, that is great.
Moms, attend the little league games and the band concerts and the piano recitals and the Boy Scout courts of honor. Be there for the class parties and field trips and the fifth grade graduations and the recreational soccer games.
Be our kids front row fans.
It matters that we show up.
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This is post 7 in this month’s 30 ways I mom series for the 30 days of November.
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When my daughter was young she was a very busy girl. At one point in high school she was on two softball teams, in band and choir as well as active in our churches youth group. I don’t drive because I have cerebral palsy getting to all of her activities was always a high priority. I often caught a ride with another mom or used the para-transit system to get to her games. One time I actually rode my scooter up to her nearby high school so I could watch her play softball.
Once day when the Oregon weather was icky, no sane person would be sitting outside there I was.
On our way home I said, “When you’re a mom, you’ll won’t have any excuse not to be at their games.”
Now Rachael’s a mother of three little ones. It’ll be interesting to Wasatch how she juggles her time to be there for all of them. You can bet on the fact, I’ll be watching one of them whenever possible, unless it’s raining or 95 degrees! –
– Many Blessings, Lyla
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