Friday, November 10, 2006

I GUESS I'M A SOCCER MOM

I'm about to head out
for my daughter's evening soccer game—
this is what my Friday night's
have come to.

"Soccer Mom" is such a distasteful label—
aren't all labels?

I don't drive a mini-van—
yet.

Having three kids changes little things
that aren't so little like—
the size of your car,
the table you ask for at a restaurant,
and the way you're
looked at.

I've been thrown off by the many
people who respond to our news
about having another
with shock (and awe?)
like we must have a screw loose
to surpass the
sensible two.

Parents of larger families
get it—say
that having just two
just wasn't right for them because
it's too neat. Yes—
that's it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Pat Paulk said...

3 is a good number!! I used to hate mini-vans, but as I get older I mellow. Love it!!

10:16 AM, November 11, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Pat - my husband vowed never to own a mini-van - we'll see! We all mellow, don't we?

3:40 PM, November 12, 2006  

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