I was a young parent with TK, I was 21... so I am an older parent with Eloise, but the other soccer parents are a wide range of ages. I just feel like an outsider, but it is OK... I am just not ready for the mini van or the car pooling.... I do not think most of these other mothers work, I work full time and work my butt off, I do not have the time to go the the gym and look good in the rhinestone jeans, but I like myself and I am slowly opening up to these soccer people.
Eloise has a met a friend, Sofia, she is also in kindergarten and I like her parents and I am comfortable with talking to them. I may just be a big baby, but this starting over at kindergarten when TK is now graduating from high school is just hard on me. I am not a super hero and it is hard for me to understand that I do not have to be bothered with my speech issues and who cares if I have now short term memory, most of my other friends have too much on their plates and are slowly loosing minds too.
I love watching Eloise play soccer and I think I will be in the soccer world for a long time, so her smiles make it all worth my struggling with confidence and she is pushing me out of my comfort zone without even know she is helping her mama out!