Wow . . . just . . . wow . . .
This blog is a good way to keep things in a more positive light when I really just want to scream.
And being a parent, especially of a teen, is difficult because they don’t want mom coming to the rescue.
So . . eh hm . . tonight I am going to be thankful that my kiddos will understand that their education is more important than sports. I am thankful that my kiddos will understand that taking a step back from prior engagements, with proper explanation, is not only preferred, but essential to personal stability and growth at times. I am thankful that my kiddos will understand that although there may be ramifications for stepping back from prior engagements, it is still the right thing to do.
I am thankful that my kids will understand that their education is more important than sports . . . oh, did I mention that already . . . yep, because it is true. Some may want to turn their backs on grades and responsibility so that sports may rule . . but that is simply not acceptable. I care more about my kiddos than I do about the sports program.
So, while the kiddo practiced and worked out here at home; said kiddo was grounded and went nowhere while working diligently. Punish him for that? Well sure! That is what has happened. It’s ok. Kiddo deserved to not participate due to grades. However . . and what makes me want to scream . . is that kiddo was NOT told that grades were the reason! Kiddo was told it was due to missed practices. What is more important? Education? Sports? Or pausing life to catch up when you get behind? Ah, oops . . . ok . . deep breath . . . re-centering myself here. Thankful . . . finding the silver lining.
Tonight I am thankful that this was a good life lesson for said kiddo. Said kiddo understands that whatever happens was due to the lack of responsibility with school (although that wasn’t what was communicated by the coach . . that’s ok . . we’ve covered that here at home . . . deep breath . . . re-centering again . . ). Tonight I am thankful that sometimes really good life lessons come from superiorly irritating and frustrating situations.