That’s my first born Little. We’ve graduated from flag football and I’m out of my
everlovingmind comfort zone watching middle school football this year. I would tell you how tiny I think he looks in those big old football pads, but that would break one of the rules I’m about to share.
Surely I’m not the only mama squirming in the stands to keep my composure while my son gets tackled. ON PURPOSE! Or the first mama to wonder about proper sideline etiquette in such preposterous situations.
Today I’m sharing at the MOB Society rules every mother should know before her son takes the football field. A huge cheer goes to my friends and veteran football mamas—Kerri, Beth, Cari, Dena, and Dana—for sharing words of wisdom, and thereby keeping me from making a complete fool of myself in the stands.
When Husband and I were first married he gave me the book Snot Bubbles! A Football Primer for Moms, Wives, and Significant Others. I took the clue, read the book and highly recommend this primer for any mother who wants to share and understand these significant moments in their sons’ lives.
Get your game on and join us as we talk football at the MOB Society.
I saw this post on The MOB Society and had to come visit your site – love it. My oldest just started playing flag football (he’s 5) and even though he’s not in pads yet, I can identify with the sentiment of your post. I’ll have to refer back to it when he is pads one day . . . shudder! I’ll have to check out your book recommendation, too. Thanks!
Courtney, I’m so glad you stopped by. One day it’s flag, the next day it’s pads. I’m grateful for the friends who set me straight on the do’s and dont’s of football and had to share. Welcome to the village. 🙂
Shelly Miller says
Kristin, your new site looks amazing. Can’t wait to hug you tomorrow!
YAY! Tomorrow is the big day! I need to unpack from Re:Write so I can pack for Laity Lodge. See you tomorrow, friend. xo
Aagghh! Last friday several moms were chatting on the playground after school about this exact thing! Apparently a mom from our hood had an ELECTRIC megaphone at the first football game and was yelling I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! From the sidelines. Clearly she needs to read you. xoxo
Maggie – I would have SO been *that* mom if my friends hadn’t chimed in and prevented me from making such football faux pas. Glad we’ve all got each others backs here. 🙂
Deanna Rickabaugh says
You know it’s not mandatory that they play football. Put a bat or a golf club (or both) in his hand instead.
My football coach husband loved this and my up-and-coming little athlete will appreciate what I learned from it. You’re in my latest post. Thanks for sharing!