Sports Suck Until They're 9

I love parents pretending to be excited watching their 6-year old play baseball. Honestly, I counted the minutes until those games were over. Really, you expect a kid who can't even hit the toilet peeing to turn a 6-4-3 double play? Lower your expectations. This goes for any sport. If you expect your kid to NOT double dribble every one and a half steps playing basketball, lower your bar. If you are angered because your kid stopped on the soccer field to chase a butterfly while the action went right passed him, give him a break. Kid sports don't resemble actual sports until they are about 9 or so.

Until then, cheer loud, be positive, and for God's sake take your kid out for ice cream after the game because that's what they really want.