What to be thankful for

In this week of Thanksgiving, we may want to reflect on some of the many things as sports parents we have to be thankful for. Like having to get up on Saturday at 4:00 AM to be able to make out-of-town drive to the tournament venue since your child has the 8:00 AM game. Or seeing your plans to get home Sunday evening in time to relax a little before a new work week go astray as games back up and the start time for your last game keeps getting pushed back farther and farther. Because though neither of those things seems to be thanks-worthy, when those years of youth sports are over, we’ll miss them.