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Watching Your Kids Play Fall Sports This Weekend? Here's What You Need To Be Organized...

When you spend your weekends at soccer and football fields and need to entertain siblings at the same time- you have to be prepared....

Starting this weekend, my family and I will be spending countless hours hanging out at sports fields. And while our main reason for being there is to cheer on our son or daughter who is playing soccer or football as well as for their entire team… the reality is that I will also need to simultaneously keep a gaggle of siblings happy as well. So aside from tossing $20 bills to the ice cream man to keep my kids content, and sending them off to the playground for yet another hour…. I need to have a back-up plan. Preferably one that sits in my car, just waiting for the right moment to be called into action. Perhaps you do too….

And that’s why you need to get your car organized for the start of the sports season…

Some things in the back of this car are basic necessities- a chair to sit on, a blanket for the kids to lay on, and sunscreen. And some things are for emergencies- an extra pair of shin guards and soccer socks, an extra sweatshirt for a parent or a child that is chilled, an umbrella or two, some paper and crayons to entertain the kids who are bored, a case of water in the event that your child or a teammate has forgotten theirs at home, and of course a first aid kit to bandage sports injuries and playground boo-boos.

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Cadeyrn September 20, 2012 at 09:54 AM
Geez. Thirty something years of LL games and Pop Warner and CYO basketball ... not to mention swim meets and lacrosse matches ... and I've been doin' it all wrong. Wish IO had these secrets handy. What was I thinking?

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