Wednesday, October 1, 2008

yeah, I really do think...


Well, isn't this ironic?


Ever since Surfer Dude and one of his best friends auditioned for a play, it's been a mess. To sum it up as succinctly as possible:


The friend got the lead and chose to do both the play and the soccer - a near impossible feat unless you have a clone.


Surfer Dude was offered the second lead and turned it down, wanting to focus on his number one love - soccer.


The chaos this has caused in our soccer carpool (all the way to the other side of town twice a week) has been enormous. And I'm not for a second jumping on the friend (or his parents) for doing this. I wouldn't do it, but I get it. I totally get it. They're ultimately going to be the ones tearing their hair out, and with the perspective of having older children, I think this is the sort of situation you have to get yourself into at least once - just to make you refuse to ever do it again. To add to this, they changed the times of the soccer practices, which sent normally even-keeled me into such a tizzy that I wrote a scathing letter to the soccer association. (Their response? A very PC version of "bite my ass"). Add in the rain-outs and the rescheduled double headers and it's been a very long season already. And we've only played two games.


So today, after Gumby had to come home from school at 10 am for an upset stomach, after Sasquatch came home from school at 6 pm and got all teenaged and hormonal on me, after Surfer Dude came in from his soccer practice sobbing in pain from a fall (and this kid never sobs. Never), after I spent my night off in my very own ER, the xray has spoken...


Fractured arm.


Out for the rest of the season.

18 comments:

kathy said...

OH NOOOO!!!
That is just unbelievable. It's like that commercial "life comes at you fast".

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-Ann said...

Poor kid. Broken bones suck. But, horrible as it is, does it solve your carpool problem? (Or is it like my football team where you're expected to come to training even if you're injured.)

ciara said...

omgosh that's so sad to give up acting so he could play soccer...then this. how's he doing besides the fractured arm? teens and their mental state are fragile things.

Potty Mummy said...

all together now - and very very quietly - hurray! (Not that I want your son to be in pain, you understand - I just thing there is a silver lining to this one...)

wannaberealestategoddess said...

I thought the same as Potty Mummy I must admit. But ouch - my sympathies to SD

CrazyCath said...

Nooo!
That is just so unfair!
Poor kid. Life sucks.
It really does.

He is going to be the better man though (and I don't mean this in a bad way about his friend, I really don't) but your kid has learned that life is unfair, and will be able to roll with his choices when he grows up. It just hurts right now.

(((Hugs))) for you all.

Rudee said...

Oh no! Isn't this your Iron Chef? Is it his knife wielding arm? Poor guy. Poor you-having to spend your night off at your work. I won't tell if you won't that you surely got the speedy treatment. That is the only blessing when one of our own goes down in battle-our colleagues take care of us.

I am taking my youngest to the doc this morning, through the back door, for what looks like measles. I sure hope it isn't.

Marti said...

Hey RC

Give SD my best. Did the doctors say he couldnt play soccer? You dont use your arms...I broke my arm around his age and continued with cheerleading. Once he is past the pain, he might be able to play.

Good Luck!
Marti

aims said...

I suppose this is the 'break' you needed (sorry - horrible pun)

Anonymous said...

Marti didnt tell all, get her to tell you sometime about everything she broke, including her jaw, nose twice etc etc etc
Marti's Mom

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, they do grow up, slowly, hope hes not feeling too bad. M Mom again

Tiggerlane said...

Oooh! How terrible! And in a way, a "free pass" out of soccer season...but I'm sure SD is NOT happy. At all. Poor dude.

I hope they don't make him attend games anymore. The football kids here have to attend games and practice with their legs in casts, etc. Silly, IMHO.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Well, the upside is think of all the money you'll save on gas.

Cheryl said...

Can life be anymore ironic? Ouch, I feel so bad for him, it is just not fair. I hope he is not in too much pain.

I know what you mean about organized activites. They seem to think that we 1. Have no other children, 2. Have nothing else to focus on but their schedule and 3. That we have no life, and can drop to their beckon call.
Can you tell I have had this issue before with my girls and their activities????

I hope you have a peaceful night, curled up with the dogs and with a great book!

my two cents said...

Oh, poor thing!!! SD, I mean. How is he taking it? Can he write, does he at least get out of a little bit of writing at school? Is the second lead still open? Can he cook all the dinners while you are working instead of playing soccer?

Devon said...

Ouch, sorry about the broken arm. I agree with aims that you have to learn how to cope with the little disappointments to be able to handle the big stuff later on.

We are supposed to have a real rain fall for the first time since February! I am all giddy... no more sweaty heat, I have been envious of your posts about all the rain you have had... lovingly of course!

Irene said...

Poor guy, he sure didn't deserve that. Life gets tough doesn't it? He is learning that lesson early. It's a pity he has to learn it in this way. Tell him to be brave.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Nooo, poor Surfer Dude, life is jsut mean sometimes.