And the title of this post is ‘bloody proud’

County rugbyI’ve stood on a rugby pitch sideline for many many years now.
I’ve braved biting cold, hellish winds and sleet which takes the top layer of your face off to watch my boy play.
I’ve moaned and cheered and jigged on one spot to stop cramp creeping up my legs and drank more hot chocolate that any person should.
I’ve washed kit so muddy you can’t actually tell what the original colour is.
I’ve raced around to buy replacement gum shields, rescue forgotten boots, get him to a game on time.

And it’s all been worth it because look at how happy my boy is. Try to look past how muddy his damn boots are. And his knees for that matter!
Last night he represented his county for the first time in a county rugby match. And he played alongside two of his club team mates.
I thought he’d be nervous but he was elated, eager and full of life. And it was a joy to behold.

It feels like Dan is at another milestone. You forget as they get older and the ‘walking, talking, answering you back’ milestones have all come and gone that there will be others. Smaller maybe, but milestones nonetheless.
Never. Been. More. Proud of my boy.

The Rugby World Cup may be over but the game has never been more alive in this house!

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13 Responses to And the title of this post is ‘bloody proud’

  1. Kara says:

    You have every right to be proud – well done young man!!
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  2. Lovely. Well done Dan.

    Good point about the ongoing milestones. I’m finding the same here. So much in front of us still to enjoy.
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  3. Cerys says:

    Aah, good on him! And here’s to us Sideline Mothers…and all the hot chocolate x
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  4. Kim Carberry says:

    Well done your boy! You have every reason to be proud!
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  5. Susan Mann says:

    Amazing, way to go Dan. Having watched him grow over the years, it’s always nice to read how he is getting on and what a great boy. No wonder you are proud x
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  6. Well done him!
    My two are terrible at rugby. My only vague sporting hopes are for Littleboy 1 in tennis – I have fantasies of sitting in the balcony like Judy Murray one day…..
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  7. Aw, that’s brilliant! I avoided the touchline with three out of four but youngest appears to be breaking the mould – and my washing machine 😉
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  8. LauraCYMFT says:

    Fantastic! Well done Dan!
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