The Future, Part Two

I don’t know what is going to happen, but I sure know that it has been a hectic, crazy, non-stop, rollercoaster ride as a parent. There is a little pin hole of light I can see at the end of the tunnel, but it is going to take a lot more work.

I’m just looking to get out of this year and my kid moves on to becoming a senior after all is said and done.

What I have witnessed with the kid this year in basketball was much success, much hard work, and many rewards. But with all that comes responsibility. Expectations were supposed to be met and they were not. For the past three weeks I have witnessed the low of the lows for him.

It is discouraging and mentally exhausting all at once. It’s a cautionary tale for any kid that thinks he can do what he wants and still reap the rewards of athletics in school, without having to do the educative piece.

My son knows what he has done and it has hit him. It is a sore subject and rightly so. He has no one to point the finger at this time with this one.

He knows he let down 11 players and 4 coaches. It’s time to redeem himself. Monday was the first step in the right direction. I hope his focus is laser-like and he maintains a standard and gets through this year. We’ll work on next year when that comes.

Hopefully this ends soon and life becomes as normal as normal can be. Depending on what “normal” is. I’m tired. Mentally, physically, emotionally… just drained. Little left in the tank. I have been here before and need to recharge.

If he ever got to the big show like he says he wants to try to… it would make a terrific 30 for 30.

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