Super Mom

Not easy to lose

Our nephew played in the National 0/11 rugby play-outs on Friday and his team made it through to the finals.  Since he is captain of the team, we felt we just had to be there to support him and drove 400 km there on Saturday morning.

His team was ahead 3 – 0 when the final siren went off.  The boys ‘relaxed’ and thought they had won the game but the ref had not blown his whistle and the other team scored a try.  They lost.

Losing is not easy.  Losing after the final siren went off, really sucks.  I felt so badly for the kids.  On the other side we were so proud of them.  They got silver medals and honestly you can’t ask more from a team who had 5 children from a younger age group in their team (because they don’t have enough players of that age)

I think the parents are way more upset and down about the game than the kids though.  The kids had finished crying and showed SUCH great sportsmanship, while the parents are still walking around trying to rationalize the loss.

After the game we thought it to be a good idea to drive 600 km back with the other parents, so that our boys can visit more with their cousin.  Plus another 200 km to get back home today.

Good thing we don’t mind driving!

5 responses

  1. my3boysandi

    bless you for supporting your nephew
    I like driving too
    your blessed to be able to do so still
    the petrol costs are TOO high here

    July 20, 2008 at 10:44 pm

  2. Hay

    That is tough!!
    Guess it’s all life lessons though.

    July 21, 2008 at 12:01 am

  3. aw thats rough… but a good lesson for them too, albeit a sad one…

    July 21, 2008 at 7:55 am

  4. What a bummer!!!

    July 21, 2008 at 8:25 am

  5. That’s awesome they made it that far, Mel ~ but losing is a total drag. Paige’s softball team has won 2 out of their last 15 games ~ we’re very well acquainted with losing in our household!

    July 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm

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