AIBU - football training in the rain

(59 Posts)
TiverMeShimbers Fri 09-Sep-16 17:35:52

DCs (age 5 & 8) have football training tonight. It is cold & absolutely lashing with rain and shows no sign of letting up.

DCs are not particularly talented but seem happy enough to go in the rain.

Parent1 says that they shouldnt go as it's too wet and they will be miserable and it won't be good for them.

Parent2 says that they should go because the coaches will be there and if you've signed up to something then you should see it through. Also that a bit of rain won't harm them.

Who is right?

MephistoMarley Fri 09-Sep-16 17:37:07

They should go, parent waits in the car and takes them home early if it gets silly

FeckinCrutches Fri 09-Sep-16 17:37:38

Parent 2. You can't just not go because of the rain.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 09-Sep-16 17:37:53

Parent 2 - they wont melt!

Jizzomelette Fri 09-Sep-16 17:38:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklingbrook Fri 09-Sep-16 17:38:29

Parent 2. Matches are also played in the rain. If it really is that bad the coaches will call it off anyway

QueenOfToast Fri 09-Sep-16 17:38:32

Parent 2 is right of course. Training is not cancelled and DCs are happy to go.

MuttsNutts Fri 09-Sep-16 17:40:45

Parent 2 of course.

pussinasda Fri 09-Sep-16 17:41:29

they should go they wont shrink
as parent 2 saiddad if the coaches make the effort so should the dcs

imwithspud Fri 09-Sep-16 17:42:10

Of course parent 2 is right. If it's really bad the coaches will call it off.

I played for a team in my teens and unless the rain was bad to the point of flooding/safety risks we carried on. No one cared, no one ever got ill. Just straight home for a warm bath/shower afterwards. It's part of the parcel of outdoor sports, especially in the uk.

MardyGrave Fri 09-Sep-16 17:43:09

Parent two, if you don't want to raise pampered brats.

MardyGrave Fri 09-Sep-16 17:43:39

Parent two, if you don't want to raise pampered brats.

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Fri 09-Sep-16 17:44:09

Is it acid rain? If the answer is no then yes they should go

harderandharder2breathe Fri 09-Sep-16 17:44:55

Parent 2, children don't melt in the rain!

GeneralBobbit Fri 09-Sep-16 17:45:06

Parent 2

It's not bloody cold and they'll be playing in the rain in winter so you'd better harden them up pronto

This is the time to ask "what would David Beckham do"? grin

PlaymobilPirate Fri 09-Sep-16 17:45:10

They should go - kids are too mollycoddled these days!

MrsJayy Fri 09-Sep-16 17:45:26

If you do an outside sport and it is raining then its kinda tough im sure the coach can make the decision if its to wet parent 2 is right imo

Trifleorbust Fri 09-Sep-16 17:46:00

My dad stopped me going to a race in the rain once. I never forgot it. Kids don't care if it's raining if they are doing something they love.

Chikara Fri 09-Sep-16 17:51:53

Parent 2 - rain is fine. "real" matches are played in the rain.

DamsonInDistress Fri 09-Sep-16 17:52:08

Unless they're in a team that plays in a proper mini league I'd keep them home if it's truly "lashing" with rain and if it really is too cold, especially the 5yo. But if it's just normal rain and a bit chilly than I'd send them, with appropriate waterproof kit.

sandragreen Fri 09-Sep-16 17:54:23

Parent 2 is absolutely correct, but I can remember the absolute fucking joy when DS decided to give up football, and I didn't have to freeze/drown every bloody weekend.

You have my sympathies OP flowers

ilovesooty Fri 09-Sep-16 17:55:24

If the weather were that bad the coach would cancel it. Another one with parent 2.

monkeywithacowface Fri 09-Sep-16 17:56:55

Yup you have to go. I can happily say that though as DH has that particular pleasure of standing around in the rain and cold

Lasaraleen Fri 09-Sep-16 17:59:13

I wouldn't bet on the coaches calling it off. Ds has been playing football for 4 years and the only time they have ever called off matches or training was when the pitch was frozen. He has played in torrential rain, snow, hail etc. Yes it's miserable if you're watching but they probably need to get used to it before it gets cold.

ineedamoreadultieradult Fri 09-Sep-16 18:00:45

They should go. Buy some wellies and a big golf umbrella for any adult spectators. Stick kids in a warm bath when they get home. Job done.

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