BuzzFeed Mike Spohr 1. Your alarm goes off even earlier than it does during the work week. Columbia Pictures / Via chacunmesgouts.tumblr.com Because some genius decided these games have to start at 8 a.m. 2. You spend twenty minutes frantically searching for a missing cleat. Castle Rock Entertainment 3. And then another ten minutes waiting for your kid to put on her shin guards. Flickr: 92028135@N00 4. You race to the field and barely make it in time. thechive.com 5. But as you hustle toward the game your kid takes off running for the playground. Via: taringa.net Don’t worry, I’m sure Pele did the same thing when he was a kid. 6. The sides of the field are packed with parents, so you’re forced to take a spot with a lousy view. visualphotos.com 7. You promise yourself that this week you’re going to focus 100% on the game. Via gagadaily.com 8. But you quickly lose interest when a kid kicks the ball into his own goal. i.imgflip.com 9. And another kid stops the game to pick a dandelion and run it over to his mom. Flickr: 43927576@N00 10. Your interest picks up when your kid charges an opponent like a seasoned pro. Flickr: 46353871@N00 11. But then the two start chatting about fishtail rainbow looms and the ball rolls past them. lilsugar.com 12. You can’t believe how freezing it is and complain to anyone within earshot that soccer should not be played in November. Warner Bros. Really? November? I mean really. 13. So you sneak off to get a cup of coffee and miss your kid’s only goal. ABC Your kid, twenty years from now, in therapy: "Why was that coffee so important to him, Doctor? WHY?!" 14. You roll your eyes at the parents who have no idea how the game is played. Flickr: 33825173@N00 "Come on! He just touched the ball with both hands! Everyone knows you can only use one hand!" 15. And the coach of your kid’s team who seems just as clueless. Mosaic/Apatow Productions "Open your eyes, ump! He used both hands!" 16. He’s a lot better than the other team’s coach, though. personal.psu.edu Look, everyone, it’s Bobby Knight coaching kids’ soccer! 17. The psycho soccer parent next to you loses it and cusses out the ref. Via totalprosports.com 18. Even though the ref looks like this: MTV 19. You feel bad about secretly hating the mini David Beckham on the other team after he scores his sixth goal of the game. Via arctifox.deviantart.com 20. Especially since the talent on your kid’s team is much more modest. Via totalprosports.com 21. But then your kid launches a terrific kick down the field. Flickr: 8775758@N03 22. And you find yourself screaming as her teammates take it all the way to the goal and score! NBC Sports Goals are awesome even though no one actually keeps score in these games. 23. When the game ends you give your happy kid a big hug and a high five. Flickr: 29637865@N00 24. And even though you know your kid isn’t going to pay for college with a soccer scholarship, you all had a great time and that’s all that matters. Flickr: 44749999@N00 But maybe you’re also a little happy soccer season won’t start again for another eight months.