Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kids Say the Darndest Things

I Didn't See That Coming
Day 83-Year 3
Team Zybko
November 25, 2014

Well, I certainly didn’t see that one coming. 
Where do they come up with this stuff? I sometimes can't help myself from laughing. This happens a lot around here in the real days of life with kids. Phrases, comments and questions out of the mouths of babes can catch you off guard and knock you off task in the most pleasant of ways. I suggest everyone take the time to jot a few down here and there as you march through the unexpected trenches of raising little ones. Write em down, fold em up, stick em in your back pocket memory bank for future use. Pull them out when the timing is right. Let’s say at a conversationally challenged get together, happy soccer sideline or a fun FB post intended for a far away relative. Even if the innocent words sting hard, make your head turn sideways or threaten your bladder to leak just a wee (wee) bit. Trust me, these honest little blurbs are worth remembering.

Child #1
Mom, when I become a teenage I am going to try my best not to be embarrassed by you.
Thanks, that is the nicest thing I have heard all day.
Well, I’m not promising anything but I will try super hard to ignore the awkward moments you always get us into.

Mom, when you one day get a real job I know what you could do.
What's that sweetie?
You could be a reverse-psychologist, you are really good at that.   

Child #2
Mom, what does MTV stand for anyway?
After an insightful 10 minute history lesson about the 80's, including cable T.V, VCR’S, microwaves and leg warmers just for effect....this was the next question.
So, it was in black and white?

So mom, dissecting a frog today was interesting.
My partner claimed she was getting all "woozy" so I was left to cut through the tiny anus all by myself. I’m pretty sure I got an A though.
Oh, great honey, I always knew you had it in you!

Child #3
I can’t wait to get taller.
You will dear, in time.
It will be great, then, when I hug you I won't be in your armpit and look up at all your weird nose hairs.

Why did you sneak in the bed last night?
I had a terrible dream mom.
Yes, it was so scary.
What was it about?
I showed up to a super fancy dance in tennis shoes, jeans and no lipstick.
And you are saying you woke up out of a deep sleep from this dream?
Mom, I'm serious, it was really awful. It was a real nightmare!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Capture the Moment

Memories of the Simple Days
Living This Life
Day 81-Year 3
Team Zybko
November 24, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wilson Tournament

We Win-We Qualify!
Day 80-Year 3
Team Zybko
November 21, 2014 

They did it! They did it! They did it!
 After many long training months, hours and hours of diligently preparing through a successful regular season and tons of hard work.....they did it! As a well coached team these young ladies shuffled out onto the field each game this play off weekend with a winning attitude. Giving 110 percent during each 35 minute half. Despite the frigid temperatures, away turf and tough competitors, 01 CUFC Gold Girls have done it. 
They have qualified for Region 3! 

What does that mean in the soccer world of the Carolinas? Well, I'm not exactly sure but in simple soccer mom talk it means, I will charge up the camera battery, clear the calendar for more away weekends, clean the van pack the van and bug our Team Manager relentlessly with personal texts about where I need to be and when. 
Thanks in advance Drill Sergeant! Muah :)

I couldn't help but upload these pictures in a whacked-up 
jacked-up non-chronological story of events. The celebratory images were my favorite so I started there, nothing like the smiles on a happy teenage athlete and their biggest fans, us. If the order bothers you, and I have my guesses, don't worry, no judgment here, simple scroll on down to the bottom and work you way up...duh)

Note the awesome crew above! Parents, friends, siblings and grandparents also get a shout out and pat on the back for a job well done! GO UNITED!