Yes, our kids' sports suck up all of our free time. Yes, our kids' sports make our lives and schedules crazy sometimes (OK, most of the time). Yes, our kids' sports keep getting more expensive. Yes, it's a pain in the butt to leave work early to drive home, then drive back across town so our kids can be at their ball game at 5:00pm, a half hour to 45 mins before it begins.
But in the blink of an eye, our kids won't be kids anymore. They'll be driving themselves or getting rides with buddies to practices and games. Then all of the sudden, we'll be left with a huge void in our lives and the only thing that will occupy it is the constant question running through our minds... "How did it go by so fast?"
So, embrace every crazy, annoying, inconvenient and expensive moment while you can.
Remember to try to "see the game through the eyes of the kids". It will make your time at the park that much more enjoyable.