Two Kids, Two Sports

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.

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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.

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She’s so intense

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.

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Eye on the ball

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.

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The fury she has if a ball gets past her

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.

27 thoughts on “Two Kids, Two Sports

  1. It’s great that you find a way to make sports schedules work for both of the kids. I was an only child and my mother still found it challenging!

  2. While you stay busy with both of them in sports. I only have one child so I don’t think I’ll have to worry about it too much. Hopefully will get involved in some of the stuff ourselves soon. I know so little about lacrosse even if my college did have a lacrosse team.

  3. One year I had two of my three kids in sports during the same season, actually I think it was quite a few years in a row. I hated having to juggle and sometimes miss the oldest one play since the younger one needed me at his more. Juggling is a part of parenthood, I guess 😉

  4. It’s great that your kids are involved in sports. It sounds like a super busy schedule, but also looks like you have the hang of things. It stinks you can’t always make it to lacrosse games, but at least your kid knows that you care and you always support them by taking them to practice.

  5. It is so tough juggling so many different schedules. I know it stinks that you can’t be there for every game, but I think you’re doing a great job managing all the different schedules.

  6. I’m in that spot often with dance, basketball, football, and tennis. The guilt sets in when we miss things, but I try and remind myself that I’m doing the best I can.

  7. My son played football for a little bit. Not anymore but I think it’s important to keep the kids active. It can be hard with multiple kids but parents seem to always find a way to make it work which is good. =)

  8. Kids playing sports is important to me just because it puts them out there to know how a team works. It’s a friendship and skill builder all at the same time.

  9. It can be hard when your kids are involved in different activities. Still, it’s rewarding to see them enoying themselves and learning new skills.

  10. Looks like you have a really busy schedule for sure! I am sure the kids appreciate you working to make sure they can do these sports though 🙂

  11. I was so grateful when my boys played soccer it was on the same night just different times, same with my girls gymnastics. Its great to be able to make it all work!

  12. the sacrifices we make for our kids! I love that you’re able to make it work out in some way so your kids can compete and do what they love! these are memories they’ll take with them through life.

  13. I think it’s important for kids to play in sports. My kids did and now my grand kids do. It can be a challenge having to be different places at different times so I help out. We all rotate who takes who so we can see each one play.

  14. Your kids are really adorable. It’s great that they are into sports. Seems like this makes you more busy but I adore you for supporting them with what they want.

  15. Your kids are adorable. Really nice that they like sports and are enjoying it too. It is always not easy for moms to juggle especially when if you have to deal with two kids and two sports 🙂

  16. It is awesome to see your kids playing sports and it is such a great experience for both the kids. You both can split the games or like trade off which one of you go to who’s game. I think it is awesome that each one of them gets someone at each game for support though. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  17. I worry about this down the road. My children are seven years a apart so it gave me some time. My son was in martial arts and that was four days a week.

    My four year old is now ready for sports so we need to add in some activities for her.

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