H will have his first training session at the brand new rugby club tomorrow as well as team photos, and the following weekend will be his first match - so much for relaxing weekends at home! It'll be muddy boots and parkas at the ready for me for the next few months.
We took E, J & L along with us to H's rugby in the morning, the weather wasn't great and E wasn't particularly impressed (L just went and sat in the car, J wandered between) until I gave her full control of the umbrella.
It was a bit chilly and the kids were having a moan about the weather in between playing catch with the Mister (in which E got one to the face, poor lamb), and eventually all ended up sat in the car, but I stoically stood and watched until they were done despite the fact that I don't do cold & I was missing my duvet... We went home for lunch, H had a nice hot shower and got changed and then we had about an hour at home before we were back out again.
I put on another layer, and as the weather was rapidly deteriorating we dropped off the younger three with M&FIL, so that they could stay inside in the warm. The Mister is one of the managers of J's team and had to get there early to help set up etc, so I was sat in the car waiting for the match to start and this was my view -
They must have got absolutely drenched during warm up and I did debate staying in the car, but then the Mister texted me to ask me to bring the water bottles over which forced my hand. Luckily it did stop raining in time for the match to start, so I took refuge under the trees next to the pitch (just in case) and watched from there.
They had a great game and unfortunately didn't win, but they gave it a good go & had fun which is the main thing. I really enjoyed watching J play, and I'm looking forward to watching H's first match next week too.
I plan to go and watch as many as possible and support them. I admit that I've left it up to the Mister mostly as far as sport is concerned, but I want to be more involved and I know that they like having me there so I will make more of an effort to go and see them play - even if it's raining!
I have linked this post with #CountryKids at Coombe Mill.