Saturday, October 13, 2007

Any Given Saturday...

parents at the game, originally uploaded by jahansell.

Lined up in folding beach chairs, at hundreds of thousands of fields all over the country - the children race up and down the field, and the parents wait and watch. And shout: "Go Caroline, stay with it!" "You got it, Shelby, just kick it!" "Go Go Go!" And we gossip, and we plan, and we catch up with old friends who are now on the opposing team. Where once we were part of a greater community, we have now hardened into sides, based on what town we live in. Will I still be friends with those who live in Lakeville, or Cornwall, when my children have been playing against theirs year after year? Of course I will!


Blogger Bill said...

When your team looses a lot, you tend to be less serious. Check out my football series from last week :)

12:18 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I like this one along with your comments. Our local park is filled with football and soccer teams this time of year, and their parents to cheer them on.

10:00 AM  

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