I must have a little vent. This vent is about parenting and there is a chance that I may upset some of you with my thoughts and opinions on something that happened today. But I need to get this off my chest while it is still fresh in my experience so that I don’t over think it.
Today I went to the footy with a group of friends. Seated to my right was a family group of four. I’m going to call them a family, but I have my doubts as to the true nature of this family unit. There was one adult male, one adult female and two boys. I’m guessing that the boys were between 10 and 12 years old. The adults of this group were seated the furthest away from me.
This family group were supporters of the opposing team however the supporter mix in the area we were seated was mixed. No barriers at Aussie Rules games keeping the supporters apart. It’s just not necessary.
The boy seated closest to me was a very passionate and vocal supporter of his team. I have no issue with a passionate supporter. What I have an issue with is when that passion becomes obnoxious and support becomes abuse towards the supporters of the other team.
What I have an even bigger issue with is when the parents or guardians of a child who is behaving in an obnoxi