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Dear Coach, A Little Help Buying a Gift for Your Wife

In case you are eyeball deep in a playoff run, constantly scrolling Football Scoop, about to start coaching yet another sport, or already looking at next year’s prospects, let me remind you that it is already December. This means your amazing, remarkable, beautiful, intelligent, epic wife/fiance/girlfriend is soon to need some gifts that match her amazing-ness.

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All I Want for Christmas … Is to Not be a Coach’s Wife Anymore

You, my friend, are in the company of thousands of wives who have thought that very thing. It doesn’t mean you aren’t loyal. It doesn’t mean you aren’t supportive and it definitely, definitely does not mean you are a “bad” coach’s wife.

It means you are normal. And human. And loved … by the rest of us here in this strange little community of coaching.

It just means this life is really hard, so hard sometimes that the compassion in you wants to protect your little piece of the world from the crazy.

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If You Need Permission Not to Decorate this Season

If your time is better spent sending resumes, packing boxes, or cheering on your team at another tournament, that makes sense!

On the other hand, if you find that Christmas decorations bring you joy then do it! Do it all. Do the baking and the cards and all the holiday things that make the holidays joyful for you and your household.

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