Okay, I’m being dramatic. But I don’t know how much more disappointment I can take. You could say our most favourite activity to get us through the winter is going to our kids sporting events. Weekends filled with driving the lower mainland to attend our kids hockey and soccer games is something we look forward to every week. But the last few weeks of playoffs have been disappointing…. no, no, more like heartbreaking, no, no, more like devastating, it’s left us questioning our will to live….. okay, I’m being dramatic again, really I’m kidding, and I am sure our children have already moved passed this so I am not sure why I haven’t but sometimes talking (or writing) about it helps.
Our bad luck started a few weeks ago at Mckennah’s Cup game for soccer.
The girls played a fantastic game the ball was in our opponents territory for the majority of the game. Time ran out and ended in a tie of 0-0, only to go to two 10 minute over times where again we had the pressure on them but just couldn’t score. Then it went to a shoot out. We missed, they scored, we score, they scored, they missed we scored… etc…we lost. Tears and disappointment were the result. (and that was just the parents. wink)
The trend continued into Matthews games. In the final game to get to provincial qualifying, we out-shot the team 24 – 14. The game was a tie until the last-minute when we scored to make it 2 – 1, with only 8 seconds left the other team scored to tie it and we ended up losing in overtime. Once again tears and more tears.
Finally, last night we were in the third game final to win our tier championships. We had won our first two games, but in our first game we lost our penalty point because a kid on the other team started something with one of our players and our player retaliated. Well last night we needed the win to win the banner, guess what … we tied…. guess what that means…. they won… because of that one penalty point…. Again, it was a hard way to lose. It almost makes me want to take my kids out of sports because the disappointment is too great…. for me….. like I said I’m sure they have moved on by now.
I try to put everything into perspective, it’s not the end of the world, it actually doesn’t even impact my life at all, but damn, why do I feel so empty…. lol…
Do your kids play sports? Losing builds character right? Well my kids are going to have a tonne of character!