Confessions of a Cruddy Soccer Mom

By Heidi

Hi. My name is Heidi and I’m a cruddy soccer mom.

Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of sports. For the first 15 years of my life, I was an only child of two non-athletic parents. Sure, they bought me balls, and bats, and other sundry sports-related items over the years; but they always went to waste. I mean, I was way too busy reading to think about such things.

I was a good student in school and always had great report cards. Well, except for that time I flunked gym class. Every week, I begged my mom to write a note excusing me from gym due to some unknown illness.

It probably doesn’t help that I have a phobia of balls flying at me. I can’t remember how many times I’ve been whacked in the head with a ball. I’ve broken several pairs of glasses that way and not from participating in sports – we’re talking the balls literally find me when I’m sitting on the sidelines and smack right into my head.

I did go out for the volleyball team in high school once (even I can’t believe it). I found I was quite decent at serving the ball; but …read more

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