Monday, August 26, 2013

No good deed goes unpunished

I'm having a rough couple of days because of some crazy drama with—of all things—my kid's swim team. I really hate drama, but sometimes, even when you are keeping your head down and minding your own business, it finds you anyway.

I don't want to discuss the specifics of the drama here (nor do I want to discuss it in front of my kids, so don't ask me in front of them), but I will say that my son's swim coach, Lucy, once came to my aid when a jerkface tried to bully me out of the pool, and it's now my honor to try to return the favor.

Anyway, my part in all of this has been to send several polite yet insistent emails to various other human beings, which stresses me out to the point where I can't sleep. Which is stupid because I've examined my actions and words from every perspective I can think of, and my conscience is clear.

Any tips for standing up for what is right without collapsing under the emotional pressure?


  1. Sounds like you are doing all you can. Hang in there. And thank you, from one human being to another.

  2. It was a drama situation that resulted in 2 swim teams being in Billings. It would be interesting to hear the details when you can share them; then I might have some productive thoughts.