Before I start…Greg is in Special Olympics. Today he had a bowling tournament, won a gold medal and is headed for state! Woohoo!
At the tourney, there was a rule that no parents could go into the bowling area. Now I know why! There were moms (and dads) who just couldn’t leave their kids alone. I mean, they were yelling at them from the sidelines if they didn’t knock down pins, if they didn’t pick up spares, things like that!
One mom was yellng at her girl when she’d swing her arms more than once! I heard her say, “Good! She did it. She knew I’d yell at her if she didn’t.” OMG! I wasn’t close enough to yell at her and I didn’t want to ruin the day for the kids, and people around her just gave her dirty looks. She didn’t care…she looked all smug, like, “Look at me! I have power! I am yelling at my kid!”. There were others, too. Coaches didn’t say anything because they were in the bowling area and couldn’t hear anything because they went lane to lane and didn’t catch it all.
I mean REALLY! This is supposed to be FUN! How dare they yell at the kids and make them a wreck? No wonder they didn’t perform as well as they could! Geez! If my mom ever did that when I was growing up, I’d be too busy crying to do a good job (thank god she wasn’t like that!). When the kids go to state, no parents are allowed to ride with them, stay in the hotel with them, or eat with them. The parents can only be there for the actaul tourney. The kids will be with the other kids, the coaches,and chaperones only the rest of the time. When I first heard that I objected but I see their point now. Besides, I think he’d have fun without mom hanging around.
Anyway, this is for that lady…POW! SLUG! SLAP!
More woman than you’ll ever inflate!