Thursday, April 24, 2008

The pressure's on...

Soccer has started. Kind of. We were supposed to have practice last Saturday, but Program Coordinator Dave cancelled practice 10 minutes before it was scheduled to start... after most of the parents and kids were there... because there was rain coming... which never came...

Anywhoo...

We had a little time to meet the coaches and all that kind of thing. So far, they seem okay. They did, however, pass out the dreaded snack schedule. Each family is responsible for bringing a snack and drinks for all of the kids on our team (10 total) once during the 10-game season.

Did any of you watch 'Everybody Loves Raymond'? Remember the episode where it was Debra & Ray's turn to provide the snack for their sons' t-ball team, and Debra brought pretzels but pretzels weren't on the 'approved' snack list, which caused BIG PROBLEMS? My mind, as did my husband's, IMMEDIATELY went to this when we were handed the snack schedule. The pressure on us, though, is especially great, as WE are responsible for the snack for the FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON. Do you realize how huge this is? WE are setting the precedent for the snacks for the rest of the season. This is big stuff. Those of you that know me really, really well will instantly know that this is a big thing for me. I agonized for several days over what we would take.

Little bags of chips? But who knows what each kid might like. The little individual bags of apples that you can buy in the produce section now? Or would that come across as too snobbish somehow? It has to be just right... because when it comes down to it, people have to like me, and bringing just the right snack will make them like me.

I was at the grocery last night, and bought a box of individually-wrapped (because, when I asked if there was a list of 'approved' snacks (and YES, I DID ask!) the coach only said that they had to be in individual packages, one for each kid) Rice Krispy treats and Minute Maid fruit punch juice pouches.

Wish me luck.

3 comments:

Lori said...

I usually went for the Little Debbie snack cakes and Capri-Suns. They were pretty well received. Banannas went over pretty well, too.

I did grapes one time, washed them, popped them off the bunches, bagged them up in little baggies. The kids looked at me like I was nuts - "What, you expect us to eat something that is obviously *healthy* for us??". I only did that once. Fortunately for my kid, he was way cooler thanhis mom was, so he suffered no social repercussions from that blunder.

Teresa Paulina said...

You chose well... LOL although the chips would have worked out... fine...

Twyla said...

Great choice for snacks! I would sure love a rice crispy treat right now (or 2 or 3 of them), but I'm on Weight Watchers and that would probably use up my daily allowance of points. LOL
Btw, thanks for the congrats. You seemed a bit surprised. LOL I've posted a pic of the ring...it didn't turn out that great because my camera sucks...I couldn't get a clear close-up.
Oh, and if you ever see my twin again, take a picture. I want to see too! LOL