Foul Play

This summer, The Kid is enrolled in the usual summer camps during the day. The typical entertain-the-kids-all-day-until-their-parents-get-off-work kind of camps. They play games, swim, run, do arts and crafts, and a couple of weeks she does martial arts (aka Butt-Kicking Camp).

Occasionally, we get “Incident Reports” detailing some minor, stupid injury like a bump on the head, cut finger, broken foot, or near-drowning. Yesterday, we received one because The Kid was hit in the shoulder by a basketball. Apparently, it hurt. There was whining (probably tears ), an ice pack, and some time sitting out from the game. My response would have been “Suck it up kid – there’s a game in progress and you’re delaying!”

In 2 weeks she has Basketball Camp. An entire week dedicated to playing basketball. Running drills. With basketballs flying at regulation height hoops. And a range of kids ages 7-15. (She picked it – not me!) Maybe I should just photocopy the incident report from yesterday and have the counselors use it that week. It’s going to be a long week.

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3 Comments on “Foul Play”

  1. sixofclubs Says:

    I think you should build a sign for them that says “__ days since last Incident Report” and send it with the Kid with a “0” written on it.

  2. Christy Says:

    Excellent idea! It could be like the signs at Wal-Mart where everyone tries not to get hurt to achieve the goal of 100+ days incident-free only to have some moron do something stupid on day 93 causing the rest of the staff to have to pummel him in the parking lot for resetting the count.

    • Matt Says:

      I was getting nervous here at work. One of the divisions in our building was going on 10 years with no incidents “resulting in lost time at work”. Everyone was waiting for something to happen on day 3,649. Luckily, nothing happened. I think that someone could have lost a leg, and they still wouldn’t have reported it.


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