This post is sponsored by Target
March. Autumn is here. Before we know it, the days will be short and cold and we’ll be longing to bask in the warmth of summer. But for now, I am happy that summer has come to an end and look forward to the leaves dropping and the crispness of that lovely morning air.
March. The month which also brings about the start of the kids football season. Whether they play soccer, rugby or AFL, many of us will be taking our children to mid week, after school, training sessions. And before long, the weekend games will begin.
I have been a soccer mum for the past few years. So, I have a little bit of experience in what will make the long winter a little bit more comfortable – for mums.
Football Mum Survival Kit:
1. Umbrella: Invest in a good umbrella. I picked up this zebra print umbrella from Target for $19. It’s strong and should be able to cope with not only rain, but wind. That awful, cold biting wind, while still standing on the sidelines, cheering on my son and his team. Kids don’t seem to feel the cold and wet. Let me rephrase that. Kids like playing in the cold and wet. The muddier, the better.
2. Gumboots: The grass on the sidelines will be wet. It may not be wet from the rain, it will be wet from the dew, which will have built up overnight.
For 2 years, every Saturday morning I’d get wet feet and vow to go out and buy some gumboots. Well this year, I have done it. Bring on the wet grass. I’m ready. I tossed up whether to buy THESE rose & blue boots, but in the end I chose sedate, black with white spots.
3. Thermos: Coffee will give you the required kick-start for major cheering. There is usually a coffee van, somewhere near the storage sheds. There may even be a BBQ with ladies cooking up bacon and egg rolls. Breakfast of champions… but until you have the opportunity to escape and fulfill your caffeine and cholesterol needs, your thermos filled with a steaming hot beverage will suffice... and make the “less organised” football mums just a wee bit jealous.
4. Gloves. These basic Target essentials cable knit gloves. Only $4.80. No need for any more words.
5. Tissues. Convenient sized packets of tissues for your pocket or handbag. Cold weather means runny noses so save the kids sleeves (or smears on the front of your shirt) but investing in some pockets sized packets of tissues.
This packet of 12 only set me back $2. Bargain!!
So what have I missed?
What other tips can you suggest to a new Football Mum?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received payment and a voucher from Target Australia. All thoughts and images are my own.