Say, it's been awhile since I did the 'soccermom' bit, but my daughter is now in 6th grade and I recently attended her basketball game. She warned me ahead of time to please not embarrass her and be a loudmouth. I had missed her first game due to work so I guess she had noticed how embarrassing some parents act. I said "no problem, that's not my style dear daughter". I'm the type that likes to be detached and hope everyone can please behave with a little class and decorum.
Not so. I sat next to Dorthy, mom of the hotshot on the team. I've never liked Dorthy, she is pushy, bossy, and pushy, in addition to being bossy. Did I mention that she rubs me the wrong way? But, being friendly I sat next to her, only to be treated to an unpleasant hour of listening to her yell from the sidelines, ordering the kids around. She's not even a coach. The coach is a very nice, easygoing woman, the mother of my daughters friends. I like her style.
Why do parents act like this?
It's so tasteless, demeaning, and totally lacking in class.