My soon-to-be divorced friend is aggravated by her ex sitting next to her at the children’s spring ball games. She can’t stand him at this point. They are in the middle of a very contentious divorce, and he just blabs at her the whole game. She just wants to watch her children play in peace.
She noticed all the other divorced couples seemed to be sitting together too. She’s trying to figure out how to break that pattern. Can you break that pattern? How can she get away from him without her kids really noticing? Should she tell him she doesn’t want to sit with him or at the very least that he needs to shut up during the game? Or is this an opportunity for them to improve their relationship for the sake of the kids?
In other ball games questions:
1. Are games running too late? Our friend’s game lasted until 10 p.m. last week and he’s in elementary school. What’ up with that? I think that is way too late for games.
2. Do you find the elementary-age baseball games to be boring? My friend was mocking her son’s team on Facebook as the game being a real “snoozer,” which made me snort water out of my nose. I love that she’s judging these poor little guys trying to hit the ball. She said they were sitting there forever without a single hit. Another friend said she should switch to lacrosse. (I think that was it.) She said it was action-packed. Was she kidding?
What do you love or hate about going to kids’ spring ball games? What’s your advice for my divorcing friend?