I am a parent on the side line watching my children participate in sport. For me I am a hockey mum. I proudly stand and support my children playing their chosen game. I love seeing them mature and develop, get stronger and grow their skill base.
Unfortunately there are times when parents are less than positive on the sideline watching their children. So this has got me thinking about what my role is as a hockey Mum/ Dad.
So my thoughts are.....
Be a positive supporter on the sideline not only for my child but players from both teams. Great play is great play no matter what colour shirt the player is wearing.
Remember that if my child has not played as well as they might have, they know it. Sitting in the car being reminded about is not ideal and sure not supportive.
Celebrate their successes, even the little ones.
I am not the coach...the coach has that role and never the lines do meet.
Spring brings variable weather. In fact just a couple of weeks ago it rained so much that the very small creek overflowed with the help of a king tide. Oh yes and see that shed on the right. Yes the really large one with the white door......well all our house hold posessions are there. Underwater just a little. Hmmm and guess what.....last time we lived in the same temporary accommodation (thanks Mum and Dad) with the same household storage situation, the creek flooded. Yes the last two times that that creek flooded we have had stuff in the shed.