Overall, I think everyone was very satisfied and we had a number of parents asking if Tom would be coaching again next year and to make sure to notify them if we would be. At this point in the season, Tom's answer is typically NO but after a few months away it is easier to convince him. I think it is a bit like childbirth where you forget the pain and suffering and just remember the happiness. And also having Madison sweetly ask with her big brown eyes doesn't hurt! So we will see what next year brings.
And so today my daily thanks goes to my amazing husband. The best coach in the K-1 park and rec league and the best daddy too!!! He was so patient and postivite with all the athletes, from the team all-star to the leaf collector. And he gave much of his time and energy to it at a time when work has been a bit stressful and crazy. Life would have been easier for him if he didn't have to leave work early for practices and spend many hours perfecting his spreadsheets that guaranteed equal playing time for all the team members.