The Different Types of Soccer Moms

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The definition of a soccer mom is a mom whose life is controlled by soccer. Her weekdays are spent at practices, weekends are spent at games, and any “free” time in between is spent loading/unloading gear, washing uniforms, and packing snacks.  There’s also tournaments and skills camps, plus hours of driving thrown into the mix — add it all up, and you have yourself a soccer mom. A mom who lives and breathes soccer.  But not every “soccer” mom has a child who plays soccer.  Soccer can be substituted for baseball, or dance, or any other activity, and you still have a “soccer mom”…..or more specifically a hockey mom (or whatever the case might be).  Any mom that finds her life now revolves around a sport is a soccer mom –  that’s the Type A soccer mom.

Then there’s the Type A version 2.0 soccer mom. That’s a mom who has more than one child in different activities – one in dance and one in T-ball.  It’s the same as the traditional soccer mom – just twice the work and twice the busyness.  3 kids in 3 separate activities would be a version 3.0….heaven help the version 7.0!!!
There is also Type B Soccer moms.  I fall into this category.  My kids are not in one all-inclusive activity. Our lives don’t revolve  around only soccer, our “soccer” is actually about 10 different activities. We have a different activity for every day of the week – swimming lessons one day, horse camp the next, summer reading program, hiking, etc….a little bit of everything.  Our activities are endless (along with the time spent in the car going to and fro).  I think Type B soccer moms every bit as busy as the Type A, we just aren’t committed to one sport. Our sport (along with the  gear needed) changes daily – boots and work gloves one day, swimming bag and towels the next day.
Now there’s one last type of soccer mom. The busiest of them all, and that’s the Oilfield Soccer Mom.  Whether she’s a Type A, Type A 2.0, or a Type B, she is pulling double duty as soccer mom AND soccer dad.  She’s coach and cheerleader rolled into one.  She loads and unloads the car, plans and packs snacks, and gets everyone where they are supposed to be, when they are supposed to be there. And she does it all on her own.  She is the cheering section and support structure for her kids, without having anyone in her cheering section supporting her. She chauffeurs kids back and forth spending hours in the car, followed by even more time spent waiting at the pool/soccer field/gym/dance studio/etc.  Then, when all is said and done and they finally get some time at home – she has another full load of work to do there as well. Back to regular mom mode consisting of dishes, bills, laundry, housework, and yard work.
There’s a saying that goes, “A mother’s work is never done”, I think it should go “A mother’s work is never done…especially if she’s a Oilfield Soccer Mom.”

 

About jenna

Jenna has been an oilfield wife for over 12 years. Her Hot Oil Man husband started working in the oilfield a few months before they were married. The oilfield has lead them all the way from Northern CO to Alaska, where they've lived in the Matanuska Valley for 4 years. The family consists of their two children; a strong-willed daughter age 10, and a goofy son age 7. And of course what family would be complete without a couple of dogs and rabbits thrown in the mix. Jenna is a stay at home mom who doesn't “stay at home” much, and enjoys gardening, baking, reading, watching movies, four wheeling, hiking, fishing, and LOVES shopping. Since moving to the last frontier they have also started home schooling, which is another adventure all it’s own.

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