Our oldest son wanted to play football until he realized it hurts to hit and get hit. DH has griped after every practice that DS is not trying, & acting like a baby. He's 10yrs old. Yesterday DH told him he had til tomorrow to decide if he wanted to play or not. DS told me that he didn't know what it was all about when he signed up and he didn't want to play. Hours after DS said he didn't want to play & has gone to bed, DH has decided that he's not going to let him quit. I don't want him to "be a quitter," but why tell him he can decide? I commented, "you can't go back on what you said," - probably not the best way to put it...and DH goes off on me. He is convinced that kids that quit are losers. I didn't play sports, so he also said "Kids who don't play sports in school are f*ck ups and you're one of them." Do you agree with DH going back on his word? Have you ever done it? *on some thing important*
Answer by Skipo510 at 12:55 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
As someone who was made to finish playing basketball season when I didn't want to at all, I don't agree with it. Since this was his first time ever playing football, your son tried it and it wasn't for him. I see nothing wrong with him doing something else that he does enjoy rather than being miserable doing something that he hates.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:50 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by togo90210 at 11:54 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by dmbutler at 12:02 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by Freela at 12:30 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by thatgirl70 at 11:50 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 11:52 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 11:55 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Next question overall
Is it normal to not feel the baby move when I am 19 weeks pregnant?