Knotts “Scarey” Farm is a local Amusement park just 15-20 minutes from our home and a very popular attraction during the early fall heading toward Halloween. It’s a big deal and all the kids for almost 40 years years have made it a destination to go to during this season. I have never been in my youth or after because I can’t stand scarey,evil looking dead people and things jumping out at me and catching me off guard.
This is my journey to finding “The High School Lauren Williams will attend 2014-2017″ SCAREY…..SCAREY
The reason I am writing about high school hunting being “Scarier Than Halloween is because for the past few weeks Henry and I have been visiting schools. High Schools, for Lauren to potentially attend next fall. Our choice has to be made sometime in the late December time frame.
I thought I knew what I wanted, what he wanted and where I wanted, but now that our choices have been laid out,it isn’t so cut and dry. I am excited by some of the very competitive sports schools,and competitive academic schools and at the same time disappointed with the knowledge base and approach to sprinting for the elite level athlete some( ok most) of these coaches bring to the table,egos at almost all of the visited schools are ridiculous and down right unbelievable.
They act like they are doing us a favor for taking Lauren off our hands training wise…
So Sorry Coach _________,and Coach_________ I am a parent first, track parent second and while you think this track mom doesn’t know track and field as good as you , you just might be mistaken and for sure you are mistaken if you think by watching my Lauren a couple of times over the past 5 years you know our athlete better, you are sadly, sadly over estimating your understanding of what is at stake for both You and Lauren.And just what it has taken to get her here.
So stop saying things like and I quote…”Girls love uniforms I just want to keep them happy” What the heck UNIFORMS REALLY??? You have got to be kidding me . Happy is performing well not a fashion show. What do uniforms have to do with training cycles and understanding what makes my athlete tick…Unbelievable. I would rather go to Knotts’ this weekend that face another arrogant unattached coach one more time ,but that is just what we will be doing again next week and a few more weeks until we get through this list of “potentials”.
With that said I have been pleasantly surprised with the openness of one school I had previously said Lauren would never go to. At this point Henry and I are daily talking about new thoughts we have come to, about stupid comments we have heard..LOL
Oh Well, Lauren has to go to school some where I surely am not interested( I Don’t Think these coaches may drive me to reconsider) home schooling.
So Halloween approaches and I am getting more scared by the school visit…. I might just visit Knott’s sooner than later to get a dose of courage to continue on.
Wish us luck!