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I just read this and had a good laugh. Also, my husband and I made a decision to cancel the cables to our house. The change is amazing, just like Robin says – they read more, play more and I must add – better behaved 🙂

Vacationing with Kids (by Robin Williams)

It’s hard to go on vacation with kids. I love to see them with their iPods on and carrying their computers. It’s like traveling with a little deaf family, because no one talks to each other even though we’re finally in the same room. I don’t like the idea of my kids texting each other while they’re in the same house, either. They’ll say, “Dad, please don’t talk to me, I’m texting.” I answer, “I know. I see you. But the person you’re texting is in the next room. Did you ever think of just walking two steps and talking to your sister?”Now, one of my rules when we take a family vacation is that you can’t bring the technological stuff. It’s amazing because you might think that your children would be clinging to you, crying, “Aw, Dad, I need my high-speed DSL! I need my iPod! You’re ruining my life!” Within a day, though, the kids will actually be reading, playing games, and going outside to have fun with their siblings. Imagine.

I got into my car to drive my son to his soccer game. If you are a soccer mom or a dad, you know how it goes… rushing in the morning to get to the game,take the camping chairs and walla, you are ready! ‘

Get back to the story, my son last game was on Saturday, and it was a very important game since they got to the playoff! Wohooo, I was a darn proud mom!

As we got to the field, Jeff, our team coach was there. I was sitting on the ‘parents section’ when I saw him hugging my son, and told him how great he is and then he sprayed some orange hair spray(orange was the team color) on him.

I could feel and I could see my son smiling from one one ear to the other, full of self confidence and joy.
The game started, and the ball was being passed so fast between the players. My son was in the game, he was fully involved in it like I have never seen before. Few minutes into the game, as I was watching my daughter in another area of the field, one of the moms came to me and said: ” did you see your son? He took the ball from the #1 player on the other team, he was amazing, no fear! what a great move” . Of course I was very proud (and piss off that I missed the move…).

You are probably wondering how the game ended and who won, so let me tell you that, but before I want to tell you that I was very impressed with my son and his commitment to do what ever it takes to play full out!

Another thing that I noticed, that all the kids on my son’s team gave 150% at that game, they got hurt, and stood up, fought for every ball, helped one another. It was a team work at its best.

The more I looked at those boys and coach Jeff, I knew it. I knew why they gave it all – it was Jeff’s love to the team, to each and every one of them, with his hugs and support.

Love is the most powerful tool in the world, when your love tank is full, you have a lot to give out to others, it is true – try it on your children and you will discover a whole new world you never knew was there.

Ok, Ok, I promised to tell you the results of the game. So after a wonderful game,my son’s team lost 1:0 to the other team (that eventually won first place of the league) .

Try to practice love, see, the results are amazing.