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So I Really Screwed Up

Last time my daughter had a soccer game we all got ready as a family to go to the game. She got her uniform on and we all loaded up in the van. We get there and park close to the field, so I tell Addie to run on over to the field while I get her baby brother out of the car seat and everything. So she runs on over while I follow behind. And her mom and sister are bringing up the rear. I get there and notice they’re already playing. Huh?

They must have started early, because it was only 6:08. The game started at 6:15, right? Addie gets in the game but soon the last whistle blows and it turns out that the game started at 5:30. OUCH! How did I make such a mistake? So after appologizing profusely we go to a local park and play a bit before coming home. Man, she was disappointed, and I felt likc crap.

So after a week off with Spring Break we had another game last night. I double checked the time. Yes, it’s at 6:15. Addie asked me if I was sure. “Yes, I’m sure, honey” was what I told her. And I was.

So we get to the fields again and I tell her to run on over. She asked if they’d started already. I told her that it was just the game before finishing up. We’re a little early. But we get over to the sideline…and they’re eating their post game snacks. WHAT!?! Again? Holy moly! How do I screw things up like this? I even double checked the schedule this time.

So you can imagine how low I felt. To know your seven year old was disappointed last time because she didn’t get to play soccer after getting all into her uniform and driving out to the soccer complex. To be ready to have fun and have her parents watch her. And then to realize it was all for nothing. And it was ME that realized I’d caused this disappointment in my daughter. Again.

That really sucked.

Quick brain dump

Sometimes you just gotta get it out:


  •   Soccer: Addison’s first game last night got tornadoed out. There were warnings around us and a little rain, so it was called off. She was disappointed. In a word, soccer in Oxford doesn’t seem to be as big/good as soccer in Clinton.
  • Owl City: It’s just a guy w/ some really creative skills in making music. It’s my new fave. It should be yours too. Unless you like Nickleback. Then there’s no hope.
  •   I’m watching politics now. Not sure who I’ll vote for. Pretty sure who I won’t vote for. But nothing is for certain. Palin’s speech tonight should be interesting. I feel sorry for her daughter. On many different levels.
  • I’m looking forward to this fall at The Orchard. Very interested to see all that God does with us. We want to be used by Him.
  • MSU’s opponent for this weekend is actually staying at Camp Lake Stephens a few miles away from me. I might try to go see them playing in the creek or taking a mud hike. How funny would that be?
  • I set up a 12′ soccer goal in my back yard Monday. It’s nice. It’ll be a pain to move/take down.
  • There are Louisiana evacuees all around town. The Square was full of them yesterday. There are even a lot on my street. New Orleans still is closed.
  • I miss a good Clinton High School pep rally. Nothing compares. And I especially like when they “close” with Superstar.
  • My wife is at the doctor. Five dogs attacked her while she was running the other night. Bit her leg. Obviously it isn’t too serious if she’s just now at the doctor two mornings later. But for a tetanus shot and all that. But a car came up honking and swerving at the dogs to scatter them. She says if not for that car they might have taken her down. Scary.
I got more stuff. But should be more than a list of things.
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