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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Debbie - you couldn't have said it more perfectly.

My boyfriend used to referee soccer games for 3 & 4 year olds. He's told me numerous stories about the parents flipping out on him for various calls but the one that sticks out most is the time a parent got in Lane's face because he called a handball. The kid apparently picked the ball up and ran across the field with it but yet the parent didn't feel that was an illegal move.

Lane ended up having to remove the kid from the rest of the game and the parent was escorted off the field. It's sad that the parent's actions ruined the entire game for his son. :-/

This so reminds me of when I coached Cheerleading. My daughter never practices but she loves to cheer, so why don't you put her on top of the pyramid cause she is so cute. Or at least put her in the front row so I can get better pictures of her. What do you mean she should be able to do the splits, she looks so cute in the uniform, I think you should make her the captain.
AAARRRGGGGHHHHHHHH. Some parents make the rest of us look bad.

That was sadly hilarious....And also true in lots of music-related situations. "My little suzy just loooves to play 'name of instrument'"...."does little Suzy practice"? No, but she just loves music! Same thing! So, thanks for sharing it! :)

OMG! Ron, I was thinking the same thing as I watched that. Sarah Palin! LOL

Joking aside, it's unfortunately too true, but in all sports. Figure skating, hockey, even dance. Every parent's child is the star, and should be treated that way.

I thought so too!! Sarah Palin for sure!

"every coaches dream is a team full of orphans". James Armstrong :)

"Don't challenge her to try harder...just tell her she's great. Don't correct her...it's bad for her self-esteem."

Pretty much sums up how so many kids end up with an unrealistically inflated ego and sense of entitlement. Spot-on, indeed.

I guess it's no coincidence she looks just like Sarah Palin?

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