My difficult child is paying it forward

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by lizanne2, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. lizanne2

    lizanne2 New Member

    Hey gang:

    i am a proud mama. My difficult child is on the HS foootball and the less than inspired coach ran a total of 7.5 hours of football practice in 90+ degree super humid weather yesterday. A new football player and long time friend of gfgf's went home and was writhing in pain from heat exhaustion and muscle cramping everywhere.

    difficult child went right over. Not me or players mom could help. It was a football player to football player thing. He soaked in ice, warm water, did advil and drank gatorade. The player started panicing.. My difficult child said---"Mom, I got this. I will do the breathing with him and the talking like you had to do with me."

    He calmed the player's panic right away.

    And then he said, "It's OK dude, I had to do this for myself 3X already this week."

    He stayed for a few hours and then rode in the ambualnce with him.

    Proud he was helpful and empathetic and that he is still handling his, and others, panic issues so well!

    Thanks for listening. I guess football is alright. Player is doing fine.

    by the way, all the players are praying for rain today!
  2. maril

    maril New Member

    Wow. What a great guy! Thanks for sharing.

    I am crossing my fingers for rain. :rain:
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    You have a very kind and big-hearted son to be proud of! What a great kid :D
  4. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Wow. You're difficult child really is a very kind soul isn't he.

    Way to go,
  5. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Tell him we are proud!
  6. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How wonderful of your difficult child-way sweet!
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    He proved that he is not totally self absorbed. What a great act of kindness.
    Whacko coach though!!!!
  8. graceupongrace

    graceupongrace New Member

    That's a great story, lizanne! You should be proud!

    Isn't it cool when we think they just don't get it, and then they surprise us and show what they're made of?!

    But about the coach... He was the real difficult child!