OP is 42M, divorced 9 years, has one son with ex-wife, full custody to her, and he has weekends with son every other week.
OP is upset about son's Saturday sports conflicting with visitation. Ex-wife says he must ask their son directly for a break.
OP expressed concern to 13-year-old son about excessive sports, injuries, and fear of perceived abuse. Mom dismissive, citing son's active lifestyle.
Son insists on playing soccer and bowling, downplays OP's concerns.
OP then informed his ex-wife that he won't financially support son's sports due to injury concerns, mentioned possible lawyer involvement.
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Perhaps he should trade pouting skills for soccer moves.
Perhaps he'll start attending games and upgrade his dad status from 'YTA' to 'MVP'.
Missing the games, not the wit. Maybe some bleacher bonding is the plot twist he needs!
Trading touchdowns for timeouts? Risky move. Time for a game plan reboot!
No judge would force a 13-year-old to quit sports just because dad won't attend.
Excuse game needs an upgrade—maybe a redemption arc in the dad playbook?
Time to trade Netflix for bleachers and show some MVP support.
Perhaps a shift from 'Me, Myself, and I' to 'Team Dad' could win him some playtime.
Lesson learned: No penalties for the player in the game of divorce.
In the parenting league, OP needs some serious draft picks.
Scoreboard: Needs an interest upgrade! Time to swap thumb-twiddling for touchline cheering.
"You're a poor excuse for a father."
It's not just goals on the field but life lessons too. Time for a Dad-coach pep talk.
Scored: Dad Participation Level 0! Time for a teamwork upgrade—jerseys for two, maybe?
"You only care about what you want."
As the final whistle blew, it was clear: trying to change the play might score a penalty in the playbook of shared custody. What do you think about this situation?
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