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September: Family Time
September 2012
Q. My son (who’s 27) has expressed interest in joining my weekly pool league. Now, I love him more than anything and I love spending time with him, but should I feel guilty that I don’t necessarily want him to join my team? My Wednesday night out at league is fantastic little break for me. Is it OK that I want to keep family life and my social league night separate? Ah, help!
Nancy V.; Gilberts, Ariz.

A. Nancy, I’m so proud of you, that you take time for just you. Playing in an amateur league is so much fun! I think it’s perfectly normal to want your own thing. At the same time, I would still encourage your son to play, but suggest he get on another team. I’m sure he would understand. You guys will rarely have to play against each other, and it might even be fun when you do. Or if he joined another league or played a different night, you two could always talk about the competition, how you’re playing, etc., etc. There are so many couples, siblings and best friends who play on separate teams for all kinds of reasons — and it doesn’t keep them from loving it.


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