So 13 says she doesn’t want to try out for sports, because, her words: I don’t like to run. I can’t just free throw for the basketball; I can’t just stand by the goal in soccer; I can’t hit all the balls and other people run the bases. *irritating*
So I tell her to learn a new instrument. She already plays drums and clarinet and some other wind instrument. I say: there are awesome Classroom Stringed Instruments you could learn and that doesn’t involve any running. She said, and I kid you not: Oh, it involves running. Running away from the other students who make cats fighting in the ally sound like a symphony.
This is why I don’t argue with her.