My son is in ninth grade. One of the requirements to graduate high school is to take PE for a year. He was not thrilled, because he hates sports. With a passion. He's never been one to throw a baseball around or cheer for football teams. He'd rather learn about the weather or how food is digested. He has autism, so he's always had low muscle tone and his gross and fine motor skills aren't the best. So he's reluctantly taking PE this year, so he can get it over with.
Here are reasons why he's not fond of PE:
1. He hates that he has to change. There are uniforms that must be put on. Tommy was mortified when he heard that everyone would be changing in the same room. "At least you won't go through what Carrie went through," I told Tommy, and he was like, "Say what?"
2. He's struggling with the lockers. I guess they can be tricky, so he wasn't able to figure it out. The PE teacher said Tommy could bring a lock with a key and use that. I did and the lock is too big. So I have to find a smaller one.
3. He thinks the PE teacher is trying to kill him. Not really. He's dramatic like his mommy when it comes to working out. His PE teacher asks for 10 sit ups and push ups for a warm up. Tommy's all, "I'm done after 5." Me too, son. Me too.
4. The sports they have to play bore him. He's doing tennis now. "I suck," Tommy explained matter-of-factly. This is how I picture Tommy and sports because he inherited my clumsy genes.
5. When I told him he'd probably have to run a mile, he was not pleased. "But I'm going to get tired!" I told him to just run and get it over with. My best time for the mile in high school was 645.
Tommy actually made a video about this that goes over basically everything that I've written. He has a YouTube channel where he mostly plays video games, but sometimes he makes videos about life with autism:
Did you like PE in high school? I remember getting yelled at a lot for talking instead of playing whatever sport we were supposed to be playing.