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Continued: How mom is like the soccer ref

  • Article by: NINA HAMZA
  • Last update: June 26, 2014 - 6:29 PM

As a mom, I’ve packed lunches, made it on time to practices and made dental appointments with no applause. But forget to pick your kid up from one activity, and geez!

10. We both just want you to play nice. We merely hope you will play fair, do your very best and maybe have a good time while you do. Really. So next time you watch a game, congratulate the referee on his successes and forgive his mistakes.

Then call your mother and do the same.


Nina Hamza lives in Shorewood.

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