Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/04/27

A Slightly Soccer-y Schedule


And,yes, I know there is no such word as soccer-y, but it helped with the alliteration! But that is truly how the week has gone. It began Sunday, with meeting the man in charge of the Rec. soccer league here in Susterseel – if Germany really has any such thing as Recreational soccer. We stayed to watch the young adult guys’ team since that’s the one Chris will be playing with, and promptly all snapped right back into soccer mode: Chris watching as intently as any manager, Chuck simultaneously assessing and explaining, me and Chels trying to keep up with it all. The next night, Chuck’s team, Eintracht Frankfurt, (the one on the right )clinched their triumphant return to Germany’s premier league…with a win over the local team that doomed them to the third tier of Bundesliga. Then came the semi-finals of the European Champions’ League, leading to the first time in 3-4 years that a Spanish team has not been in the final (England’s Chelsea vs. Germany’s Bayern Munchen (one of Chris’ least favorite teams)– now who are we supposed to cheer for in the final?

And so down to our town’s teams, with soccer practice beginning for all. Chelsea will be on an all-boys team and is searching for her inner aggressiveness on the soccer field, Chris is fitting in with his team, both nursing the sore muscles that come with getting back into conditioning. Me? I am back to an online calendar to organize it all, trying to balance family obligations with church and school priorities. Back to trying to figure out which priority needs to take precedence at which moment, how to explain battling priorities to each other. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but I have a funny feeling women have been doing it out of necessity since caveman days. I can just see it, “Well, dear, I understand that you promised Barney that you would go hunting wooly mammoth with him, but I told you two weeks ago about little Bamm-Bamm’s cave-painting exhibition, and it really does mean a lot to him to have you there. Can’t you go to the exhibition first and then go hunting?” And Wilma Flintstone would have done it in such an unflappable, calm way.

So the question is a little like – how much progress have we been able to make in the modern world? Are we better or worse off for being able to access our schedules anywhere?

Yeah, I’ll let you know what I come up with, if you let me know when you have it figured out. Meanwhile…let’s all be sane out there. Channel that inner Wilma.




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