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where do you draw the line?

Wednesday. 10. 26. 2011.

A friend of mine the other day asked me for an opinion about a situation relating to their daughter. Should they get their daughter excused from ball related sports because the daughter doesn’t like it? The daughter insisted that she was not very good at sports. I suggested that she give it a few more tries because somethings in life take a few tries. My friend insisted that the ability to play any ball related sport was simply not in the family.

The overall situation just has me wondering what one should do. I mean, on one hand, there’s the idea that the little girl is not enjoying herself and feels crummy about not being very good. On the other hand, life is full of sucky situations and this would be a “learning” experience.

I think I’d probably tell my kid that gym class isn’t forever but for now they’ll just have to learn to make the best of it. I was lucky enough to really like sports.

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