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The Death Pool – The Parent Living Vicariously Through Their Child

Hey kids, what do you call someone who lives their life through the lives of their children?  I call them freakin obsessed, overbearing fools.

How many time do we have to hear how good “Johnny” is, and how good “you” were when you were his age?  Really?  No one cares and you really need to seek some professional help.

Look Chester, we all get it.  You push your kid because you didn’t live up to expectations, you didn’t make the cut or have the success you thought you should have.  Guess what……

In almost every case, the parents who do this are delusional about their kids ability and their own ability.  That’s right Chester, leave the player evaluations to the people who know what the hell they are doing.  Oh yeah I am sure every coach who has cut your kid is wrong, yep, no one who has a head coaching job deserves it.

Have you ever seen a kid who quits playing because his parents are absolutely bat shit crazy?  I have and it sure aint pretty.  They hate the game and almost never come back to it.

Some of you parents keep pushing and pushing when the kid might just want to be a kid.  Ever think about taking the kid camping instead of sending him to another summer hockey camp?  Ever think of spending time with them outside of going to practices and games?  Or do you need the wins you child has with his team so badly that you have no other way of satisfying your ego?

Seriously, this is crazy shit.  I see it everywhere, and even worse you hear it everywhere.  Guess what moms and dads, none of us care what kind of athlete you were, and none of us want to hear about it.  If we cared we would ask.  No one cares about your “trick knee” that kept you out of the big game or kept you from going pro.  Even worse is that your kid doesn’t want to hear it because they have heard it so much they are sick of hearing it.

The game is supposed to be fun kids.  Its not supposed to feel like a job every day.  Sure some days it might, but its still supposed to be fun.  Don’t let your parents suck the fun out of it.  Tell them to stop talking and start listening and maybe they might just learn something.

David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You

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