There are many perceptions of being a coach’s wife. Many wives are confused to be the kind of women that wear a lot of makeup and sit in the bleachers on game day, yelling a little too loud. I am here to say…there’s more to being a coach’s wife.
Being a coach’s wife is…
- saying ‘no’ or ‘maybe, another time’ to friends and family because…well, because [insert sport here]
- staying up late the night before a game to make sure your coach has clean undershirts. Then waking up early the next morning to make sure those clean clothes are dry.
- eating dinner at 11 PM because the game/practice ended a little later than usual.
- sitting in the locker room after the game to make sure you get a little talk time before going to bed.
- inviting players to Christmas dinner because they couldn’t make it home for the holidays.
- biting your tongue when a parent yells some not-so-nice things.
- biting your tongue when a referee makes a silly call.
- eating dinner alone on travel weekends.
- getting ready to go out only to realize you only have shirts in school colors.
- planning vacations around the preseason, regular season, and recruiting season.
- going to visit family members, yours and his, alone.
- listening to the game from your phone because you are working.
- explaining to your sister why Uncle Coach couldn’t make it to your nephew’s birth.
- digging through your purse for cash so that one of the players can make it home for the break.
- when vacation is going to the National Tournament.
- not asking for help because you’re used to doing it yourself.
- watching any sport [just depends on the time of year] on television, hearing it on Coach’s computer, and watching him keep up with score on his phone…all at the same time.
- color coding your planner so you don’t forget the dates/times of upcoming games.
But most of all…being a coach’s wife is the most wonderful title to sum it up.
Granted, this is not a list of everything it means to being a coach’s wife. As time goes on, as many seasons pass, more and more lessons can be added.
I’m interested. What makes you a coach’s wife?
The Uncommon Wife