Sarah is playing indoor futsal. Her soccer coach decided to do this rather than indoor soccer. Sarah is not a huge fan of it so far. There practices and games are on a gym floor and it involves more bouncing than indoor soccer. It seems to be kind of hard on the body.
Her coaches last season with the girls is the spring season. We just got the email with the practice days, times and fees for spring. As a parent I have learned to ALWAYS ask my kids if they want to continue something before I pay for it. I made this mistake once. You don’t make that mistake twice.
I asked Sarah if she wanted to play the spring season. Her response took me by surprise.
Sarah is all or none. She IS or IS NOT going to do something. Adamant, forceful, determined, firm, tenacious, stubborn and relentless are words I would use to describe Sarah. I am pretty sure I have never heard her speak the words I don’t know.
Her response, you decide.
I went to her coach and explained to her what happened. She agreed to give Sarah a week. We are on day 5. She will not commit to me if she wants to play or not. I don’t care either way, I want her to be happy. I can’t make this decision for her. She has to decide. Today I decided to ask her to list the pros and cons of continuing to play. Pros – she sees her friends. Cons – she can’t commit fully to swimming.
She has two more days. I don’t have a clue what to do with a “you decide”. It isn’t in Sarah’s character to be non committal. I should be able to read what it really means. I can’t.