This is what teen girl wanted to be doing in last night's game.
This is what she did the whole. second. half. (Not the holding the head in the hands thing, but the growing cobwebs thing).
Help me out here. What do you do with a coach who last year changes the position she's played for 5 years, plays and trains her in this new postition in practices and then in the game throws her into her old position which she hasn't practiced for a year? And then when she doesn't do great sits her on the bench for the whole second half. What do you do with a coach who tends to only play his hot players while the rest of the team sits on the bench? What do you do with a girl who is very, very frustrated but is horrified at the thought of you calling up said coach for a chat? Even when you promised you'd just inquire for her what his thoughts are and you swore on a pinky promise you would not act mad or tell him off or tell him what to do, even when that is exactly what you really, really want to do. When everything in you wants to tell him he's dunking your kid's self-esteem into the toilet!! And to knock it off! But you promised you'd be nice. But she still doesn't want you to go anywhere near the guy. What do you do when it's really irking you to sign a cheque for $225 for her to sit on the bench for half the game? But she loves the game.
Help me out what's a mom to do? You who have older kids on teams, what do you do? Call the guy anyway and tell him your conversation better not get back to your daughter or affect the way he treats her or plays her in any negative way or you will hunt him down? That if he makes your little girl cry one more time you will threaten him to within one inch of his life? And what do you do with the guilt feelings that come when your feelings do not match up with your Christ-like walk? Sigh!
But I'm proud of my girl 'cause this is what she did while she was on that bench! She didn't pout or cry while there.
She cheered her team on as they came back from a 15 point deficit to tie the game in the last minute but then give up the last basket in the final 30 seconds and not get it back.
So tell me, what do ya do?