It's Saturday again, which means we were off to watch our youngest play soccer.
The boys had a great game.
Coach was pleased and boys were happy..Good stuff.
Why then at the end of the game did I feel a touch of sadness?
One of the boys who had had a terrific game was being lectured by his father about how he could have done so much better on the field..
HANG ON A MINUTE!!!!
Didn't the boys just win?
Didn't the coach say how pleased he was?
Didn't everyone have lollies and oranges after the game?
MY handy man and I made a conscious decision that when our boys were old enough to play sport it would be a team sport..
We wanted to encourage team spirit,cooperation,friendships,sportsmanship and fun..
Our son is congratulated on his game ..Win OR lose.
We ask did you have fun?(always a yes to that one).
It made me really sad to see this boys face...
I made the effort and went over and told him what a great game he had..his face lit up.
Is it my mummy hormones that makes me saddened by this..NO!!!!
It is my expectation that no matter the outcome of a game, every child should be encouraged and no matter what sport they play it is up to the parents to allow there child to enjoy their sport.
I know this is a bit deep but I love watching my son and his mates play together and I know that my little comment to my sons mate might have just for a minute made him feel proud and happy and isn't that's what sport is all about?????