Glennon Doyle has a trick for keeping her mouth shut at kids’ soccer games
Watching kids’ sporting events from the sidelines can be frustrating — but author Glennon Doyle and her wife, Olympic athlete Abby Wambach, have found a creative way to sugar-coat their feelings while they watch their kids play soccer.
In a funny Instagram post, Doyle shared that she and Wambach have started bringing lollipops to games as a way to keep their mouths shut when they are tempted to yell from their chairs. “When your kid’s game begins, sit down and get cozy,” Doyle wrote in the post, recommending that parents check their shirt to see if the words “coach” or “referee” appear there before the game begins. “If you do not see these words on your shirt: hush, mostly.”
Considering that Wambach is a two-time gold-medalist and holds a world record for soccer goals scored, this self-discipline is especially impressive. But Doyle’s point is bigger than just keeping noise levels down.
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