My 14yo daughter found out yesterday morning she was one of only 2 girls cut from the JV lacrorsse team. (She played on junior high team for the last 2 years.) She's acting like she's ok with it, but I think underneath it has got to be killing her. We went out to eat at her fav place and instead of sulking being withdrawn she was very talkative and, for lack of better description, giddy/happy. I'm nervous that she's in shock and this is a defense mechanism to deal with it. I'd almost rather have anger & sulking because that is what you'd expect.. She's never been cut before .. I know I need to give it some more time but I was just curious if anyone has experience with a reaction like that before... I'm worried she's going to crash. Am I being overly concerned?
Also looking for any creative ideas to lift her spirits that don't scream "band-aid", "consolation prize". We are doing her room and I plan to put more focus on that this weekend... She did send the coach an email last nite to find out what she can work on..