It was funny. I finally got to hear what the other team's parents were saying as they lost and it was the exact same disparaging of refs that I've heard from our parents in the last few weeks, so I guess that's just universal. Although I did think one of their coaches was going to tie up with the time keeper and the ref in charge, both. He was not a good loser.
Between games, we managed to get this pic of Sydney before she ran off again to sit with the team and watch (yes, actually pay attention) to the second game.
After the games, the team and a lot of parents went to a restaurant for a celebration dinner. Okay, so here's the funny story from that.
There was a dad that we observed for the first time last year in volleyball. He was a bit rough on his daughter after a game and I passed immediate judgment on him as wrong to do that. Fast forward to this year, and remember that game that Sydney cried through and I was maybe a bit rougher on her than I needed to be in front of the team. Sum that up as I'm much more understanding now than I used to be, having been on the other side now. But we'd never gotten close to this dad and we had shaken hands and met many of the other dads that showed up regularly, just not this one.
Anyway, who sits across the table from us last night but this dad and his wife. And, they were the nicest, most pleasant people. Kinda wish I'd let that happen sooner, huh?
Tonight, Sydney's best friend is coming for the night and I think tomorrow, they're going to see the latest vampire/werewolf/love story. I've agreed to go IF I can go see a different movie. Theaters are too expensive to nap through a movie and after I get my bellyfull of popcorn, Mr Pattinson puts me right to nappy time. (Sorry Elizabeth. I know you love these movies.)
Other than that, it's going to rain all weekend (YEAH!!) and I plan to spend as much time as I can surrounded by my quilting and ignoring the dirt in the kitchen.