January 26, 2010
Is this right?
Once again, my sweet daughter sat on the bench dressed and excited to play. I sat in the stands anticipating the excitement of the crowd when Alex takes the floor. This did not happen, instead I found myself explaining to the other parents that I did not know why Alex was not playing. I came very close to crying for the first time at basketball game. I am disappointed and angry.
To me, this is a travesty. How can Alex not play when the score is so lopsided? I argue, how she can not play at all, in any game? She has already been demoted to the C team – against my better wishes. I have taken this up with Coaches, the Athletic Director and the School Principal. Is returning phone calls or e-mails beyond their scope of responsibilities? Where is common courtesy, caring and inclusion in this equation? Where is fair play and compassion?
Today I write out of frustration – not support for the school or the school programs. The idea of cooperation and team work that I try so hard to practice is not working. I will need to do some serious soul searching over the weekend. This behavior cannot exist in my world and the world of my special daughter. Totally unacceptable!