Isn't it ironic that prevailing wisdom dictates that we spend thousands on the kid's "career": equipment, sign ups for multiple teams, travel costs, the team sweatsuit, the team bag, etc. to win a scholarship when in reality we could just use that money towards college?
That we need to make a commitment to the team but the team or league has no problem at all scheduling games or rescheduling a "rain date" at inconvenient times, such as Mother's Day? To take this to the extreme, I once listened to Tim Kurkjian explain on the "Mike & Mike" show why he wasn't going to go to dinner at the White House because he had to coach his 8 year old's softball game (luckily his wife was smarter than he was and they went to the White House).
That we sign our kids up for sports for the good reasons: teamwork, exercise, and sportsmanship but then we come across teams where one kid is the superstar while others barely get to play, and games where people are yelling and even swearing at refs?
Many of us have gotten caught up in all this without even realizing what is happening. We've become so overloaded and overwhelmed by all the decisions we need to make about everything that sometimes we just go along without giving it too much thought. Because in the long run, it's just easier that way. And that, my friends, may be the biggest irony of all.
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