Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." ---Oprah Winfrey

I must confess I thought I had lots of friends but I realized that all I need is one really good friend.  I saw this quote from Oprah Winfrey and I couldn't wait to blog about it.

We meet all these parents in our kids sports.  We spend a lot of time with them traveling to competitions.  We may think they are our best friends but just wait until you leave that gym and move to another, everything changes.  This especially happens when you travel to a gym that is far from your home.  Most of those kids don't go to your kids school.  Do you consider cheerleading a place for your child to make friends or is this a competitive team??  There is nothing wrong with either choice.  My daughter cheers as a sport not to make friends.  So, when we switched gyms this year she didn't care whether these girls were her friends or not.  It was actually harder for me.  I still talk to some of the parents in the old gym but things have totally changed.  I am okay with it though.  There is no drama in my life (see my last blog post!).

You are most likely not going to meet the person to keep all your secrets at your kids Cheer Gym or Baseball team.  If you do, great but don't count on it.  You are all there for one common goal, your child.   

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Peace, Love & Cheer

Monday, November 1, 2010

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”

I must confess sometimes I choose the wrong people to associate with.  BIG SHOCK, huh? Not!

I think we all get involved with our kids sports and get involved with the drama once in a while.  My question to you "How to you get out of it once you are in it?"  
I wish I had the answer to this question.  Well, the one thing I know is that it is not realistic in life to think that everyone will like you.  I personally want to be liked by everyone so every once in a while I have to remind myself that it's just not normal.  I know how to avoid getting involved with the drama from the beginning but if you can't start over then what do you do?  

We have to remember why we are there.  We are there for the kids not for ourselves.  Yes, we don't want to be miserable while we are there but we can't care what anyone else thinks.  I think there is always a flavor of the month.  After a while, they will find someone else to talk to or talk about.  So, back away from those people who pull you into the drama.  It will pass.  If you have too much time on your hands, well get a job, find a hobby or clean the house!  You can do it!!

 Peace, Love & Cheer