Monday, January 21, 2013
Highland Hills Folkstyle Classic
The coaches are on one side of the mat and the parents are on the other. Essentially, you sit on the edge of the mat next to your child's opponents parents. Wrestling parents are ruthless; they are out for blood. So I'm sitting next to people who are yelling, "Get him! Face to the mat! Make him eat mat!" And the him they are referring to is MY KID! It is SO HARD for me to listen to that and not say anything in his defense. This time the opponents parents actually laughed and said, "Look at him --- he's just laying there." That was SO NOT TRUE! Part of me wanted to punch these a@#h$%^ parents, and part of me wanted to go hug my boy and cover his ears.