Anyway back to how I was wrong, it turns out it was on several counts. Someone told me today that he likes reading my blog because I am always positive (my husband thinks this is a character flaw) and that is why I thought that I couldn't write about football last week. What I should have written about is how the team that my oldest daughter cheers for got their first win which is always a big deal. They played a terrific game and really deserved this one. Also what I should have written about is my youngest daughter's cheerleading squad. Last week they had an exhibition and they did a great job but that is not why I should have blogged about them. The week before that, they also had a rough game, so rough in fact that the coaches felt the need to send out an email addressing bad behavior. But then the exhibition came and although it was far from optimal conditions (it was hot, really hot for late September), the girls came through like troopers. Here is an actual quote from the coaches after their performance, "We know the heat was making us all miserable, to have to perform as well was just added pressure and the girls pulled it off with ease. We received so many compliments from coaches, team moms and cheerleaders from other towns. Today we played Plymouth who actually sponsored the Exhibition and their coaches made it a point to tell us how impressed they were with our girls." So I really should have featured them last week.
The next way I was wrong: I put my camera away too early today. I went to the game today with a positive attitude hoping the boys would turn it around, the same way that their cheerleading counterparts did. Unfortunately the first half played out much the same way as the last game did and after I saw some bad behavior I put my camera away. It was 25-6 at the half and our team was obviously struggling and getting frustrated to boot. I saw the same scenario playing out and really didn't want to witness it up close and personal so I put my camera away. That was a mistake because in the second half, a lot of boys played their hearts out and the team managed to score 25 unanswered points (1 onside kick recovered and 1 interception). I let a few plays ruin the rest of the game for me and that was not fair to me or the rest of the team.
Well I can't go back and video the game today but I can correct at least one of my mistakes and feature a few pictures of the cheerleaders. I don't show any faces unless I have permission so if you would like to see your daughter's face send me permission and I'll show it.