When I got home, Brat Boy asked me if I could take him to school the next day. “You OK?” I asked. He nodded his head, but he looked pasty white. Sweat glistened on his forehead. “Let me guess. No matter how bad you feel, you want to play in tomorrow’s game. ” Again he nodded. “What if you throw up during the game?”
“Then nobody will want to guard me,” he said. “I should score a ton.”
I knew how he felt. He’d worked hard in practice and deserved to play. Missing a game was like working all week without collecting a paycheck. On the other hand, playing sick would only make him sicker. Being too sick to play was an unexpected setback he’d have to accept.
“If you’re not feeling better, I don’t want you to go to school tomorrow,” I said. I expected an argument, but he just groaned.
Today I will accept setbacks are part of life.
Time for a Change ©2017 by Ken Montrose
Time for a Change is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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