Sit there and let the coach handle it?
stand up, with a very concerned look and wait for them to call you over?
go down to the fence and ask him if he/she is okay?
rush the field to your crying child to help comfort them?
I was just sitting here thinking about this after last nights game. I have 2 kids playing ball. My daughter plays first base, but my son volunteered to play catcher. Hes 7. Its pitching machine ball, so its fast and he kept getting hit with the ball. His gear only covers his chest, his knees, legs and face. He got hit in the hip and he doubled over crying. Then he got hit in the arm and poor kid began crying again. These balls leave whelps on them. THats how fast they are going. I stood up and watched as his coach talked to him and helped him up. My teenager couldnt stand to see him cry so she runs over to the fence to see him. THe mom behind us told her to stop babying him. What mom are you?
Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:47 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
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Answer by mompam at 11:07 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
I would have got my kid off the field after the second time the ball hit him at 7. Now my son who is 13, na he's old enough now to either walk away and tell the coach he needs a few moments or tough it out. Our 9 yr plays soccer and we've watched her going flying threw the field tripping on her own to feet and break out into hysteria, but once she saw us do nothing she calmed right down - shes the dram queen in our house, so we have to be carefull about how we react. Our oldest daughter did gymnastics and when she would fall off of something my husband and i would run down to her.
Answer by Vanessannd at 11:49 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
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Answer by momofsaee at 12:55 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by pattigioeli at 1:49 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 2:25 PM on Apr. 22, 2009