We are deep into the spring sports season and my head is spinning. I have two kids that play spring sports. And let me tell you, it’s not easy.
Stella plays spring soccer, and has for years and Teddy has just started playing lacrosse this season. Teddy always did hockey, but when he had cataracts, he couldn’t play at all this past season and was itching to do something.
I knew it was going to be hard, Maizie ran track the past two springs, but this year it’s different. Lacrosse was so much different.
With track there was no added equipment to keep track of and find three days a week (practice and games). For lacrosse there is a TON of equipment. All Maizie needed was her shirt and her sneakers.
Stella keeps all her soccer stuff in her duffle bag, that’s all I’m going to say about that.
Stella only has practice once a week, so it’s fairly simple and it’s on a day Ted usually has off.
Lacrosse has practice twice a week and a lot of the time, Ted has to work so I need to juggle. No to mention that since lacrosse is so intense that if it rains, practice isn’t cancelled. They find an alternative.
It’s great that lacrosse is so intense, it gives Teddy a great love of the game, but man do I get tired.
The hardest thing I have found is that I don’t get to go to all of his games.
Lacrosse games and soccer games are frequently scheduled at the same time and the lacrosse team also travels to half of their games. They play all over the state, while Stella’s soccer games are always at the same field.
Because of this, Ted will usually go with Teddy to his games and I go with Stella to her games.
I feel bad that I don’t get to see him play that often, but I’m glad he gets that time with Ted.
It can be tough, but we do it. And the kids’ love their sports.