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I’d like to start my column this week by reminding everybody about the donation fund set up for the Nuri family:
If you’d like to donate money to the Nuri family, you can do so at any Wells Fargo Bank. Just tell them you’re donating to the Soliaman and Hadessa Nuri Memorial Fund. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch to account number 3268148529.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Nuri family.
And now, back to the regular column….
My family absolutely loves sports, and we recently signed one of our children up for little league baseball. We’ve been through a few weeks of practice and have had a few games, and I’ve learned two things during that time: 1. My little girl is having fun, and 2. The parents are absolutely nuts!
This isn’t t-ball, it’s the next step up. She played t-ball last year and had fun, but this year is a whole different story.
The parents take this game way too serious, not all, but some. For instance, the other night we had a game and one of the boys on the team was having a problem hitting a pitch from the pitching machine. His Dad came out, grabbed him by the arm and told him he was making the team look bad. I couldn’t believe what I heard. This father was making his son feel worthless in front of probably 60 people (including the team). The poor kid is probably about eight years old, and has a nutcase for a father. The coach came out and told the father to go sit down, and the father yelled at the coach, saying “this is my son, you sit the f*ck down”. A few parents immediately came out to try and control the situation, because this father was about to lose it (even more than he already had).
Another time (another parent) was screaming at the top of her lungs at her child saying “hit the damn ball”. It was really awkward sitting near the woman, because she was just making herself look like an idiot.
I don’t know what it is about the parents in little league baseball. Like I said, most are good, but there are a few bad apples that must have been bad at sports when they were a kid, and are now trying to live out their dream through their child(ren).
What is it about parents in little league? I’ve always heard stories but never thought I would witness something like this.
Have you had any similar experiences or witnessed any crazy behavior?
A few things I saw around Claycord this week:
- This morning I witnessed a kid lose control of his car at the intersection of Oak Grove & Treat, just a few feet away from where the crash happened this weekend. His car spun around about three times on the slick road. SLOW DOWN!
- The Panda Express “coming soon” sign is up in the Clayton Valley Shopping Center. Anybody excited for Panda?
- I saw the man with the monkey in Todos Santos Plaza again this week. I commented to a lady standing next to me that the monkey was “cute”, and she said “those things belong in a zoo, not in a public park”. Relax lady, and enjoy life once in a while, because before you know it, it might be over.
The Real Housewife of Claycord Housetip of the Week:
- Once a month, pour one cup of baking soda, followed by one cup of white vinegar down your drains. Wait an hour and flush with warm water. The combination fizzles away most of the buildup. Works for shower, tub and kitchen sink drains as well. (source: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/bathrooms#ixzz1rqiauQtx)
That’s it for this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, see you next Thursday at 2pm!
It’s time for me to go make a pie!
-The Real Housewife of Claycord xxoo