I agree with Musicmom, any group will have some parents like that. My sons play football in the spring and fall and, yeah, a lot of the parents are "chatty", but I really don't buy into it. I just take my chair and to be honest during practice I bring a book and read. Some of the parents may think I'm stuck-up or snobby, but I'm just not really a "joiner". I'm a little shy or introverted, so I just keep an eye on my younger son while the older boys practice and read my book. And of course during games I'm busy cheering on the team, so I don't have time to gossip with everyone else. I just don't allow myself to get sucked into the drama.
at 11:08 PM on Oct. 25, 2010