That's what happens in junior high.
It's also a man, who apparently likes to talk on and on and on and on.
DQ has never had a male teacher until 6th and 7th grade PE.
It's a terrible combination.
85% of last year, the sport they played was Dodge Ball.
Aside from the ass-inine movie, I don't recall that being a sport.
It's an elementary school (think K-3) recess activity.
Why do I hear about Dodge Ball all the time?
Every day all year, they are playing "Nation" a fancy name for Dodge Ball.
DQ gets her glasses knocked off every time they play.
We see the optometrist frequently for adjustments.
Today I hear she was yelled at due to lack of participation.
Boys steal the ball when she gets it.
And apparently she's not good at the whole 'dodging' thing.
"Can you please discuss with the teacher that Nation/Dodge Ball is NOT a sport and it must be outlawed?" is what I'm supposed to do at Back to School night.
Seriously, there are other sports to play, soccer, baseball, basketball...come on, there's even square dancing...and dancing is something DQ can do!
Volleyball, badmitton, track, yoga?!
Even monkey bar races would take more skill than nailing eachother with a big red ball.
That apparently leaves a mark all day when you get hit in the leg from your own teammate.
She speaks from experience.