Oct 19 2007

soccer team manager extraordinaire

Published by at 10:19 am under amy's head,daily,kids

First of all, let me clarify my earlier soccer mom remarks. (earlier = weeks? months? ago)

I was not saying being a stereotypical soccer mom is bad. I was having a hard time with the idea of ME being a stereotypical soccer mom, because you know, I have issues with being “grown up.” Soccer moms have to be organized with jersey colors, and game times, and fields and all that sort of stuff and as you know, we can drop the ball on that kind of stuff around here in the Panders household. Trying to be a “together” soccer mom was scary to me. And hello! I then had to embark on being a Team Manager! Those guys HAVE to be “together”!

However, I’m happy to report that I got over it all pretty early on – actually probably because of your comments, Ann & Anna. Soccer moms and dads ARE great, dad gummit! And I’m great too, warts and untogetherness and all!

I stopped trying to be something I wasn’t, and got into the Team Manager role. I write reminder emails every friday to let everyone know where/when/colors etc., and I’ve kind of let myself go in writing them. I worry every time I hit send, that I’m just cracking myself up, and everyone else just rolls their eyes, but oh well!

So I thought today, I’d favor you with this week’s soccer email, for both picture day, and game day tomorrow. I crack myself up, and you can feel free to roll your eyes 🙂 (times, places and names deleted.)

OK people, huddle up, we’ve got a big day ahead of us tomorrow. Let me give you the run-down. FOCUS!


________ Elementary: (map link deleted)

Wear the BLUE side of the jersey*.
If it rains, pictures will be indoors.
Our time is at X:00 — so please arrive by X:45!

AFTER our pictures are taken,** we trek on over to our game, which is at X:XX, on Field X — the same field we’re always on.
Jane Doe, not only do you get to keep all this picture & game stuff straight, you get to bring snacks too!
Everyone else, you get to breathe a sigh of relief that your snack day didn’t also fall on picture day (I know I am)!

OK, people, that’s it, that’s the game plan.


-amy, team manager extraordinaire***

* Why blue? Because I’m the team manager, and I am making an executive decision here. OH THE POWER! I’M SO GIDDY!
** Anyone else notice that I always send these things out as if if WE are the ones wearing the jersey/playing the soccer/getting our pictures taken? Psychologically, this probably says something about me. I bet it’s not good.
*** What? No one said I couldn’t give myself fancy titles.

-amy knows you wish YOU were on her soccer team…

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2 Responses to “soccer team manager extraordinaire”

  1. Heatheron 23 Oct 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Oh, the comedy! I love it, I wish I were on your soccer team. I mean, I wish my kids were on your soccer team….

  2. raineon 23 Oct 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Bless you woman!