Thursday, 4 September 2008

Should I or Shouldn't I?






This is the question I have been asking myself since the weekend - the question is 'should I post about one of my children's proudest achievements and take the chance that I sound like an over indulgent mama? or should I just post about it anyway and let you who read my blog decide what sort of mama I am.

Well, here goes - My middle son, Ciaran (12 y.o.) plays Australian Rules Football and his team won their Grand Final on Sunday. It was such an achievement to make it into the grand final and then just the icing on the cake to actually win it, which they did convincingly. The whole team played brilliantly and as a team and I think that this is what I am most proud of. There were certainly no 'I''s in this team and that is why they won. They all played a part in their team's magnificent win.



There has been so much negativity lately in the media, about the 'ugly' parent that is said to be found at children's sports and games. On Sunday at this game, it was lovely to see that there was none of that attitude present, and that it was such a positive experience for every body present, especially all of us very proud mamas.

Okay, so now I have said it and confessed to all and I am still a very proud mum! Well done boys!









I always feel so sad at the end of the football season as it can only mean one thing - the 'dreaded' cricket season is about to begin which to me, is like watching paint dry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A craft post next time, I promise!

22 comments:

clare Carter said...

well done boys! I have no idea about football(unless its soccer going under the heading football which I think depends on where you're from right?!)Husband on the other hand is a Melbournite(that is so not a real word)and he loves the football and watching paint dry : )You'll just 'craft' your way through the 'creams' (whites??) season won't you : )

CurlyPops said...

Congrat Proud Mama...I agree the only thing worse than footy season is cricket season...

Nikki said...

WooHoo!! Well done boys!!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Nice one! What a lovely achievement.

I have all this to look forward to in years to come. Though I do hope its footy and not cricket - I'm right there with you on the paint drying thing.

Thimbleanna said...

And a very proud mum you SHOULD be!!! Congratulations to all the boys -- what an achievement!

I'm sorry to say though...if I lived in AU I'd probably be a cricket mum. I'm told it's a lot like our baseball? I viewed it as a big puzzle -- I occupied my paint drying moments by trying to figure out the mind games going on behind the scenes LOL!

Selina said...

Of course you should share! So exciting!

periwinkle said...

well done to the team. I am a cricket widow, hub watches every cricket match possible and this summer took Milo to his first cricket match and taught Baby G the hand signs for a 6 and a 4. I tune out whenever it is on!!

Tamara said...

Oh you're allowed to bwe proud! What an acheivement.

how gorgeous is your Ciaran!

crafty things said...

Congrats to the boy, team and the proud Mama. Nothing wrong with being proud of a fine achievement.

Cass said...

Well done and you should be proud of him. I'm with you on the cricket thing too

Jellybeansdancing said...

Of course you should share your proud moment! Well done to the Team!

P.s. thanks for your comments, really means a lot to me that you check in. and support me.

Louise said...

Super fabulous job for your middle boy and it sounds like a great group of boys and their families. Cricket - hmmmm time like that I enjoy being the mother of only girls!! Take a quilting project or a good book maybe?

Jade said...

Well done! And yes, you must be bursting with pride. I agree with you about the cricket, too. Except not too loudly, as the geezer loves it.

SadieandLance said...

Yes you SHOULD! Go proud Mama!

Alison said...

Is that your boy looking only at you taking the photo? Check out how he looks at you an no-one else. He looks so proud of himself and you too. You must be some special mother. Congrats to you both - we're up for netball finals this week (v exciting). Must agree on the cricket although both small boy and older girl love it - so I'm doomed for watching grass growing over next summer!!!

virginie said...

congrats to your son, you can be very proud!!!! and it makes me really smile for the cricket , it strange i feel exactly the same LOL

Michelle said...

well done team...
must admit i'm a bit the same with cricket i really would rather watch paint dry...

peppermintpatcher said...

The looks on their faces make the whole post more than worthwhile!

Chookyblue...... said...

well we have no Aussie Rules here but congrats to your boy.......my boy just got a distinction in a state wide exam and I am just like you.........a very proud Mumma........

Stacey said...

Of course you should!
Congrats to your boy (and you too as his proud mama!).
I love cricket season. The husband plays and for me it means afternoons spent sitting in the sun, reading or knitting and after enjoying a few champagnes with the other wives. Perfect way to spend the afternoon!

Rachelmp said...

Well done! You should be a proud mama, thats a great achievement for your son and the whole team.

thornberry said...

Of course you should be a proud mother! Yay boys!