Jump to content

*fluff* What sport causes lifelong emotional trauma?


  • Please log in to reply
99 replies to this topic

#1 qak

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Guesses start below, will update later!

#2 Mitis angelam

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

School sport.

#3 Oriental lily

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

All or none.

Depends on the personality of the person.

Gymnastics made me hyperventilate  at school.

#4 71Cath

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Netball on a freezing cold winter's morning in Canberra...

#5 Neko NoNo

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Netball- b**chy netball mums nearly destroyed me. For the record I quit playing at 11 after they made me cry one too many times, yes, you read right, the MUMS!

#6 nen-c

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Physical Culture......The leotards, the fake tan, the competitive mums and OMG the make up. Luckily my parents took very few pictures........

#7 kboomba

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Yep, probably gymnastics (coming from someone who did it for 14 years...). You either like it or you don't.

Or maybe dancing. Those mothers and teachers can be a little traumatic for me and I'm an adult!

#8 raven74

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Pony Club dev (6).gif

#9 Magnus

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Can't say I had actual trauma from them, but athletics, then T-ball and rounders (because we were made to play one of the two every single week in primary school), and then volleyball because I was really bad at it.

I also know a lot of women who hated taking ballet classes when they were young.

#10 ~sydblue~

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Dancing, Physi and anything that involves makeup and skimpy costumes.

#11 50ftqueenie

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Calisthenics.  I never did it, but any sport that requires that kind of freaky-deaky make up would scar me for life.  (I understand dancers need make up under stage lights so you can see their facial expressioins, I just always found the calisthenics girls made up in a drag queen kind of way)

I was also pretty traumatised by hockey.  Way too much of a wuss for such a brutal sport.  I am in awe of all hockey players to this day.



#12 erindiv

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

AFL Tounge1.gif

#13 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (nen-c @ 31/01/2013, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Physical Culture......The leotards, the fake tan, the competitive mums and OMG the make up. Luckily my parents took very few pictures........



I vote for this one as well. I had a stand-up fight with the instructor over the fake tan issue (DD was five  - fake tans for five year olds !!). Ultimately she quit because it was mind-numbingly boring.

#14 HRH Countrymel

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

I got ahead of myself and posted in the other thread!
QUOTE (countrymel @ 31/01/2013, 02:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well hockey was pretty traumatic for me! And I only went to two training sessions!!

I think it was on the second session when I fell over (very common for me, I'm not a 'gifted athlete') and they all ran over the top of me with their cleated shoes - including my head - that I worked up the courage to tell my mother (who had played representative hockey for her county) that it was not the sport for me!
I think the big purple bruises on my neck helped my case.


I don't know if it is 'lifelong trauma' but I can't watch a game of hockey to this day without wincing!


I also carry mental scars from basketball - made it through a whole season without touching the ball, then the next season I DID touch the ball - unfortunately I went the wrong way, but it was ok as my shooting skills were so bad I didn't get a goal.

Hmmmmm..... softball was also pretty bad.  I had a horrible coach who took it very seriously and was very annoyed to have me and my rubbish skills in her team. She used to be very mean to me.

It would have been ok and all forgotten except that 5 years later I fell in love with a lovely boy, he took me home to meet the parents and.............. you guessed it!

If I had thought she disliked me for being a bad softball player it had nothing on how much she disliked me for being loved by her only son!

#15 bikingbubs

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

anything that requires tight/semi tight clothing.

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

anything that has flying objects involved. i have some kind of magnet in my head and they always hit me in the head. that is very traumatic. trust me.

#17 Jax12

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

For me?  This game we played at highschool in the gym when it was raining - kind of like a cross between dodgeball and cricket,  and one particularly nasty boy used me as a human shield to avoid getting hit because I was the fat kid sad.gif  That was wicked.

Then there was the time in primary school when we were doing cross country and I was dying and was offered to skip the last lap (probably in an effort to not have to delay the next age group starting) but I kept going and when I made the finish line the naughtiest boy in school, who was also the most athletic, came over and patted me on the back and congratulated me on finishing and it was so nice and out of character that I burst into tears.

Or the other night at my first game of netball since 1997 when I flinched every time the ball was thrown to me, and at one point involuntarily actually yelled, don't pass it to me!  I think I apologised about 27 times a quarter.

To me all sport is equally traumatising.  But I am working on it because I'm starting to enjoy it.

In this instance, I am going to guess......lacrosse.  Just cos.

CountryMel you win this thread!!!!!

#18 Pompol

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Madame Protart - for your enlightenment
http://physicalculture.com.au/

I'm an ex-physie student. 6 long months of trauma right there. "POINT YOUR TOES WHEN YOU MARCH!!!"

Don't even get me started on ballet.

#19 ~sydblue~

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 31/01/2013, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would have joined football (aka soccer) as a teenager but the team was full of b**ches. Unfortunately those same b**ches still haven't grown up and are still playing on that same team  rant.gif

LOL any sport where women play as a team is full of b**ches.

#20 cardamom

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

For me, running laps of the school oval for Phys. Ed. Or ballet.

Jax12, I understand exactly how experiences like that feel  bbighug.gif

#21 Copper and May

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Anything with balls. rant.gif

#22 BadCat

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Equestrian, when your horse gets hurt.

#23 Boombox

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

My vote is absolutely for netball. Highly competitive, potential for clawing by fingernails or having ponytails whipped in eyes, tripping onto hard floors it's got it all.

I think it's that I am a pacifist non competitive person- my sports where all individual and mostly for enjoyment- surfing, swimming, ballet etc. Netball for me was a nightmare come true.

#24 Spa Gonk

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

I am guessing dancing.

#25 kadoodle

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 31/01/2013, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Physical Culture?  What the hell is that?


Kind of like a cross between calisthenics and marching.  I looking into it for my eldest, but it looked like a bit of a perfect mums and daughters with no hair out of place, and I couldn't be dealing with that.

Lol, Countrymel, my mother played hockey for Australia and never forgave me for choosing basketball instead.

Swimming lessons where I had to wear a floatie so that the other kids weren't made to feel bad that I could swim and they couldn't still makes me indignant.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Abbott's childcare changes will 'reduce access and add complexity'

The government's childcare assistance package threatens to confuse and intimidate many parents, experts say.

Be careful what you wish for

Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl? Then remember how you felt once he did?

William Tyrrell's parents plead for information as anniversary looms

As the one-year anniversary of William Tyrrell's disappearance draws near, the missing four-year-old's parents have again pleaded with the public for information that could help bring their son home.

Family sleepovers: a tribute to my 1970s childhood

My memories of those nights in my childhood are all about fun: sleepover excitement, staying up late, watching movies we probably weren't supposed to watch ... freedom.

43 minutes of terror: family's agonising wait for ambulance for toddler

It was terrifying. As the minutes ticked by little Cooper Harrison's parents felt more and more frantic.

What not to say to a new mum

Some phrases just pop out before you really think about them, but there are some things you should try to not say to a new mum.

Mummydesking: the new hotdesking

It is a paradise that only working parents of small children can understand: a place to sit for three hours without any interruptions while someone looks after the kids.

Charlize Theron adopts baby girl

A few months after splitting from Sean Penn, the actress Charlize Theron has adopted a baby girl.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shares painful truth behind wife's pregnancy

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has shared a brutally honest truth about pregnancy in the hope it will help others through dark periods.  

Sugary drinks blamed for removal of toddlers' rotten teeth

Children as young as 18 months are having multiple rotten teeth pulled out as parents feed toddlers soft drinks through sipper bottles, and chocolate biscuits and Milo as bedtime treats.

Mum accidentally fake tans baby

Many of us have fallen foul of a bad fake tan or two, but this little guy's started a bit earlier than most.

Does this three-month-old say 'I love you'?

YouTube user Ted Moskalenko was filmed by his wife, Michelle, as his baby son, Ben, engaged in some baby chat.

Kids break out of daycare centre, cross busy highway

Two children broke out of an early childhood centre and wandered across a four-lane road.

Why I'm glad to be an indulgent granny

The phone calls started a couple of weeks ago. At about 5.30 each evening - if I am lucky - I will be greeted by a sweet, excited voice declaring: "'Allo Annie".

Newborn found in toilet at German airport

A newborn baby found abandoned and extremely ill in a bathroom in the Munich airport is doing well.

Is this the worst relationship advice ever published?

You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship/sex advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

How you talk to your baby now can impact social skills later

People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Scientists predict when you should start a family

Scientists have calculated at exactly what age you need to start trying to get pregnant to have the best chance of realising your dream. 

Differently abled child

When 'protecting' a child is really a cover for judgement

Why are people so concerned for this happy child and his mother?

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

When toddlers have strange obsessions

When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that are usually at the top of the list. But a cake featuring a local personal injury lawyer?

When Mama Bear strikes

When we become mums, our instinct to protect our children and keep them safe from harm is so strong we're often likened to a Mama Bear protecting her cubs.  

Immunity boosters for kids

There are no guaranteed ways to avoid the dreaded winter illnesses completely, but there are ways we can boost our children's immunity.

Yes, you can get pregnant before your period returns post-baby

After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.

Mum shares portrait of her proudly breastfeeding three-year-old

Jade Beall usually chooses to breastfeed her son, now 3, in private. This week, however, she shared portraits of her breastfeeding her preschooler.

Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Fellow diner rewards mum after toddler's tantrum

Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

 

FREE TICKET

See Pinky McKay live in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.