ON THE CAR RIDE HOME........DEAR MOM AND DAD,

ON THE CAR RIDE HOME........DEAR MOM AND DAD,

PLEASE,

Don't make me talk about the game,

Don't tell me everything that I did wrong,

Don't be angry at, and disappointed in me,

Don't tell me all of the things that I need to work on and do to improve.....

Don't give me the silent treatment!!

It's just a game and may already feel terrible enough as it is....

 

Instead,

Help me feel that you love me anyway,

Unconditionally,

Let me know in your voice tone, words, facial expression and posture that

MY FEELINGS ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU THAN MY PERFORMANCE,

Talk about everything else except my sport, unless I bring it up,

Let me listen to my music, if I don't want to talk,

I may really need the time to process stuff myself,

Help me keep the game in perspective because,

In the BIG picture, it's not what's really important here,

Your relationship with me and my emotional well-being IS!