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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Hobbies for this Mom!

With two kids (and two more stepkids), and a husband who works a lot of hours and travels, I don't have too much time for hobbies.
One hobby that I have had since I was 10 years old is SOCCER.

Other than the two years I was pregnant, I have played on a soccer team - usually year round.
In the Spring and Summer I play on a Co-Ed outdoor team.
In the winter, I play Womens Indoor soccer. Currently I play on two teams. One team plays on Tuesday nights and the other team plays on Sunday afternoons.

Often I have to pay for a babysitter to be able to play on Tuesday nights, if my husband is out of town. But it is SO worth it! I am usually only gone from the house for about and hour and a half (the games are 45 minutes long) but my mood usually has done a complete 180 from the time I left the house, to the time I return.
Exercise and competitive sports does something in my brain - it always has. I thrive on it. It makes me happy, and when I am happier, I am a better parent.

My 3 1/2 year old LOVES coming to my games now and cheering me on. He also already has developed a love for the game and loves to play soccer himself.

Hopefully this is a hobby that I can pass down to my next generation!

S

1 Comments:

  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger 3XMom said…

    Good for you. Time for ourselves is KEY for moms (and dads). And you are getting away and exercising at the same time! You go girl!


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