The muddy backseats. That scorched, punishing bleacher metal. The dad taking everything way too seriously and making everyone around him uncomfortable. Isn’t being a sports parent just the best? If this sounds all too familiar, check out these funny tweets from parents who know exactly how you feel.
Understand that you’re not alone.
Sign your kids up for youth sports so you can meet other parents who regret doing it just as much as you.
— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) October 20, 2017
An equal opportunity swearer.
I'm coaching my son's soccer team because it's important that he knows I'll swear at other kids, too.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) April 13, 2015
Never stop pushing them towards greatness.
Worst thing about Little League is hearing my dad screaming “YOU SUCK” over & over again & it’s like c’mon Dad, I left the team 25 years ago
— Grant Tanaka (@GrantTanaka) October 6, 2014
Any Rookie of the Year quote will also suffice.
If you don't yell "You're killing me Smalls" at least once at your child's little league game, then I'm sorry but you're parenting wrong.
— The Fantastic Mr.Fox (@Camel_Crushin) June 22, 2015
Aiden: The New Cody.
I just shouted "let's go aiden" and the entire little league team turned around.
— online male (@BurningInHD) September 24, 2015
And you have 45 seconds to eat.
Everyone has practice so we can either have dinner at 4:30 or 9:00.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) March 1, 2017
This is covered in Revelations somewhere.
People assume Hell is hot. I assume it's 20 degrees and you're always stuck at a Little League game with no coat.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) April 27, 2016
Gotta meet my step goal.
*makes daughter wear my Fitbit during her soccer game while I sit on the sideline eating snacks*
— The Dad (@thedad) February 1, 2016
Raise your hand if this is also your kid.
You know that kid on the field who's too busy spinning in circles to notice the ball coming at him? He's mine, and he's not even on a team.
— JenniFerCryinOutLoud (@MiddlingMs) May 4, 2017
This is commonly referred to as a “we’ve-got-it.”
My son and his little league team are really coming together. Like when they all call for a pop fly and run into each other.
— TheAlexNevil, Handmaid (@TheAlexNevil) May 1, 2017
They DEFINITELY hate when you keep track of errors too.
They don't play extra innings in tee ball to break a tie and quite frankly they didn't appreciate me keeping score.
— Darlin’ Darla (@Darlainky) May 9, 2016
Coach of the year.
I'm a good little league coach. For example, when a kid drops the ball I angrily yell important tips like "COME ON! CATCH THE BALL!"
— keith (@tchrquotes) September 17, 2015