All I Need to Know I Learned on the Sidelines

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Written by Emily

We spend 9:45-12:30 every Saturday in the spring perched on canvas chairs watching two of our little ones play soccer. We get up to change fields and scoop Sylvie up before she dances into the middle of someone else’s game, but for the most part, we’re hunkered down for the duration.

I like it. I get my people-watching fix for the week. Youth sports are a huge anthropological experiment that expose us and everyone around us to our worst and best selves.

Robert Fulghum gained acclaim with his manifesto All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I’d like to see this sequel: All I Really Need to Know I Learned On the Sidelines.

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It might include some of these pearls I observed on Saturday:

No one avoids the porta-potty.

We just left the house. Everyone went at least 2 times. Here we are…

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