Parenting: The Agony of Defeat

October 14, 2011 6:46:40 AM PDT
It's been less than a week since the Phillies lost that fateful season-ending Game Five. We're big Phillies fans in our house. Everyone from my 93-year-old Dad to my 10-year-old son had been hoping for another World Series win. It was a depressing and disappointing night. It reminded me of the Sunday back in 2006 when the Eagles lost in the Super Bowl. That's a photo of our kids, our friends and their kids that day ? before the game. By the end of the night, the smiles were all gone. And two of the children were crying on the floor of our family room.