It's really amazing when people take an opinion, which is nothing more than a feeling, and allow it to wreck their life. Especially when it had absolutely nothing to do with them in the first place.
My last post about the finals of the swim meet being cancelled has caused so much backlash that I actually closed my blog down, zipped it tighter than a hefty bag. Lost what I thought was a very good friend over it. Got stabbed in the back. Yep, sure did. But then I thought about it, this is my blog and what I said was how I felt. Now if you have read this for a while you know I speak the truth. The good, the bad and the ugly truth. One thing about me is that I am truthful. So I opened it back up again. Actually I had to open it back up cos I need to prove a point and in order to do that then person needs to be able to access it.
So what happened? If you follow me on Facebook you know that I posted that I was displeased when a coach scratched us from finals and I called him an arsehat. If you don't follow me on Facebook it doesn't really matter cos I said the same thing here. Wellllll, someone who follows me on facebook, well used to follow me on Facebook, they unfriended me today, snort, decided that I was just the biggest bitch on the face of the earth for saying that and writing it here on the blog and she forwarded both comments to the Head Coach.
Head Coach then sent me a text asking for my presence on the pool deck. I really wasn't sure what was going on at this point so I called a friend, now ex-friend, her choice.. When she didn't answer her phone or return any texts I knew something was up. Hmmm. I gave the kids a heads up that they just might not be on the team anymore cos Mummio called the Coach a Hat, I don't say Arsehat in front of them, and that we wouldn't be swimming today as I was in a spot of hot water. I spent a few minutes researching other swim teams just in case I had to tell the kids I had screwed them over whilst standing up for Lily.
I walked up to the Head Coach and we talked. Actually he talked A LOT for A LONG time. I finally had my say. I still don't agree with everything he says and he doesn't agree with me. Will I rehash the conversation here? Hell no, not while I believe someone is copying and pasting it to him.
And the comments from all of my friends and family here and on Facebook were just the icing on the cake. So if you choose to be supportive of me and Lily, well please don't. It's unkind apparently.
I leanrt a lot today but more importantly I really did learn that my Father is a truly amazing man. That his wife can send an email, offering her support, at the very second when I am looking at the coach, and that a certain Mum is a dear friend and offered to go under the bus with me. But I don't do that. I don't use names.
Now for the love of all things holy can we please get back to allowing our children to swim FOR FUN. I'm not in this so the girls can go to the Olympics, the thought of that is ridiculous to me, and yes I told the coach that tonight. I don't even expect a college scholarship they are doing it for fun. FUN. Hell I don't even know what the letters, B and BB and A mean after Lilys times mean. I'm not a manic swim mum I couldn't give a flying flip.
Oh and for the person that sent him the link, did you even think to link the posts where I have him up on a pedestal and speak so highly of him? No you didn't did you? Nice!