Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ugh...I feel sick to my stomach and it is not because of all of the smoke in the air. It is our Awana club night and everything was going fine until the end. Our youth were playing a game called one ball dodge ball. The grandmother of one of our middle schoolers saw the kids playing the game last week and voiced concerns over the "dangerous" nature of the game. I assured her that this is a favorite of kids and that kids in youth play at a different level. However, knowing her concerns I talked to the game director to night when I saw that they were playing the game again. Well, wouldn't you know her grandson got hit in the face, by my daughter no less, and now she is mad. What makes it worse is that I feel like she is mad at me. Probably because i was not very sympathetic to her concerns. Yes, kids can get hurt playing dodge ball, but ...well, kids can get hurt riding a bike, or doing just about anything. Her grandson was playing just as rough as anyone else out there. In fact, he threw the ball at my son and hit him in the face. My son did not come upstairs crying. Ugh. I feel sick. I need to call her tomorrow and make peace but right now I am just sick of people's attitudes.