I just came back from a meeting for soccer. A big fund raising banquet/dance is planned for this Friday night. It was originally planned to raise money to get the girls to nationals if they won their league. They missed out on that but the fund raiser is going ahead anyway so that we can help other teams to go in the future if the chance arises.
I don’t mind helping out with the fund raiser – it beats being obligated to work a Bingo or finding someone else to do it for us. I get to make a ton of coleslaw for this one.
But at the meeting I heard of a series of a new high performance training sessions. Sara should be doing this since she plays at this level. One of the days and times they will be training is Sunday morning from 10 till 12. Now I do not mind if she has to miss the occaisional Sunday to attend a special tournament. But to miss all Sundays to train for soccer just doesn’t sit well with me. She knows she is the only girl on the team to whom it matters much. I wrote an official e-mail of complaint but I don’t know if that will make any difference. I hope it matters to other parents as well, but I doubt that it will.
This is one of those really tough decisions that parents have to make for their kids and know that whatever we decide will have repurcussions for our kids that they will have to live with, not us. Sometimes it is hard to know if this is one of those hills we should choose to die on. Prayer would be greatly appreciated.
I came home tonight and checked my e-mail. The soccer coordinator says – the times have not been finalized, that he understands my concerns and that he will take them into consideration. Thanks for your prayers. We may not have a good decision on times yet but at least we have some room to work.