October 9, 2008
Part of being a parent involves being a spectator at numerous events. The hardest part is often being a good sport and not wanting to get on the field and tackle the child that just lofted your little darling into mid-air. One area which requires extra patience is that of being the parent of a “goalie.” The pressure is high and one goal can change the atmosphere, in a matter of seconds. It is certainly not all about the winning and truly all about how you play the game.
Next time you find yourself on the sidelines, focus on the fun, cheer positive things like “good game” and “good sport.” Bring a thermos of something warm and share a cup of cheer. We could all use a little cheer every now and then. What is your favorite way to be a good sport and give good cheer?