Confession: I’m not really that into sports.
Of course you’d never know it if you saw how I spend my weekends. Today I will spend 4+ hours sitting on sidelines, watching my kids play sports (girl=soccer, boy=baseball) and while I love that my kids play sports, and I love watching them play, one of the ways I’ve learned to embrace my spectator status is by listening to audiobooks.
I use just one earbud (on the side that isn’t visible from the field) and cover it with my hair, but honestly I don’t think I’m fooling anyone and I doubt my kids care. They know the fact that #idratherbereading is no commentary on how much I love them and how proud I am to see them out there playing their hearts out.
It’s really the only thing I ever advocate multitasking. It’s a win win. If you’re a book lover who also happens to be parent on the sidelines, embrace it. You can do both at once.