Taking your 11-year-old son to be the benchwarmer on his tackle football team every Saturday for an entire season is infuriating. That’s not why we paid $300 for him to join a tackle football team and it’s not why we take him to practice three times a week for two hours every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Yesterday, following a second consecutive game where my son did nothing but sit on the bench, his coach privately told me Jonathan wouldn’t be playing. Actually his coach said something much more depressing about him but stay with me here because this story has a surprising twist. (more…)