In a humourous but realistic article on children & giving up a particular sport, writer Gretchen Rose takes a look at how parents can have their own reactions:
I am better now. I have been in mourning for 4 months. It’s not what you think: my family, friends and pets are all well and healthy, thank you. I am mourning something else. A sport. My son has retired from baseball at the ripe old age of 11. I realize I have been going through the 7 stages of the grieving process through these months, just like a recovery from a loss of a loved one. It takes time. It is still a fresh wound. I am getting better day by day.