I so understand stage moms now that I have kids. Although it is sports (for now, Aiden might just make me a real stage mom) that we are involved in I am sure it is the same feeling of pride and the same amount of unnecessary coaching done. Here is a summarized version of what happens on Gael's football tournament days.
This is what needs to be prepared in time for a 7 a.m. ETD and how the set up looks after unpacking.
We spend a lot of time taking refuge from the sun while we wait for the next game.
There is a lot discipline and team work by these young kids. After 5-8 hours in the scorching sun, I can only hope there is a medal for them to take home.
For the soccer mom, I get to take home the biggest smile in the whole universe or the frustration of a defeated little boy. That and the most horrible, unsexy tan lines one can ever get. No filters in the first one. I swear!