The flag football spring season is over (I know, I know…football in spring???? Here in Texas there is no such thing as a football “season” or a baseball “season.” It’s just sports, sports, sports all the time!). For Connor and his friends this marks more than just the end of a season, this is the end of an era.
Next year Connor will be in tackle football. Pads, helmet…the whole works. Connor has been playing football for the past 4 years now with Chris being a coach for most of that time. I have to admit, I was worried about Connor playing football in Texas. Football in Texas is NO JOKE and I was picturing a horror of a coach. You know, yelling, cussin, spittin, totally competitive…way over the top. But, we were soooo lucky to land in Coach King’s hands. This guy is an amazing coach. I knew it was going to be a great experience when Chris respected and really liked the guy (Chris has HIGH coaching standards).
So, the last game was on Saturday and the girls and I actually arrived on time and I got a chance to take a lot of pictures.
The boys have so much fun playing and Chris just loves to coach.
Even though they have a lot of fun playing…this game is also serious business to these boys.
Plus, you have to keep in mind all the pretty girls that may be watching you…
In the end, it was all about the time we all shared together. Fathers and sons, every Friday and Saturday spending time together. You just don’t get that opportunity very often.
I’m sad that it’s over, mostly because I didn’t appreciate this time very much. I was often overwhelmed by life and just saw football as “one more thing” that had to be “fit in” to an over-stuffed schedule. You know what has dawned on me?? I will never be here again. I will never be a mother to my children at this stage again and it goes fast…just like we all say. I need to relax, keep my mouth shut, be patient and enjoy this time. Because, really, what else do I have to do? And when again am I going to be allowed to witness boys being this happy to just be together and have fun?