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9.11.12

Best kids' sports for parents




When you think about it, most of the sports on offer for our kids are not particularly parent friendly. We can immediately rule out things like:


Swimming or rowing - parents become 4.05 am alarm clock and 4.10 am chauffeur

Cricket - say goodbye to all of Saturday and most of Sunday

Rugby - all those nasty emergency hospital visits

Netball - too much general whining

Gymkhana - unless you paid for the house in cash. 
[Gymkana wallpaper image from Ginger and May]

10 comments:

rhon said...

I have given up on having all weeknights and weekends free since my son does sports. American football in the fall, wrestling in the winter, and golf in the spring. But it's a lot of fun.

Emily said...

Table tennis?

Agree with netball. Not just the whining, but the never-ending stream of knee and ankle injuries that force retirement at the ripe old age of 27.

Emily said...

And I'd add volleyball to the acceptable list.

MultipleMum said...

Lol (and stitches threatening to break). You are a dick, sis. Let's get the kids to do fencing together x

Naturally Carol said...

Little Athletics and trampolining in the backyard?

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

Hahaha!!! We just started our son in milo cricket. He loves it. I fear our weekends will never be the same soon!!! What about ten pin bowling?? I just took my kids today, surely that's a sport???

Diminishing Lucy said...

I'd disagree with the netball. All three of mine are now playing - they have mixed teams so even Charlie is in a team - and I have started playing again too! SO MUCH FUN on every level. Quick too - four quarters done and dusted in an less than an hour. Plenty of socialising on the sidelines with the other parents. Easy practice. Easy kit.

The whining - I haven't come across it? Much modest double fist punching when goals are scored, and general happy flushed pink cheeks. And a dreadful cheer at the end. But a sausage sizzle court side makes up for that...

Diminishing Lucy said...

Oh! And hockey and lacrosse in winter...for all the same reasons as above - mixed teams, quick, easy and sausage sizzle! xx

Bron said...

I agree...dancing it has been for the daughter...carefully chosen low key stuff...feeling quite selfish about what to steer the boy into as life is so busy and we need some down time in there too. xx

Mandy Ferry said...

We just signed up yesterday for 'little nippers' Friday nights hanging on the beach sound pretty good to me.

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