My seven year old decided to join a lacrosse team last month. He had never picked up a lacrosse stick, and needs to focus on schoolwork, but he persisted that he needed to try it. Fall lacrosse is casual, I was told. No practices. Just games. And I thought, how is a kid who has never picked up a stick going to figure this out?
A seven year old boy with a little rage might just end up swinging his stick wildly like a weapon. Yellow card. Yellow card.
But I signed him up.
And on the same day that he brought home a perfect spelling test, he scored his second goal of the season.
At seven, with only five games under his belt, he has already scored more goals than I did in my seven-year career warming the bench on my middle school, high school and college lacrosse teams.
Thank goodness I still have him on spelling tests… for now.