This past Wednesday was the last day of football season for Movie Boy. Here’s a picture of him with his teammates goofing for the camera at the end-of-season bowling party. He’s front and center with the blue jeans:
Posted by: Kaiaroon | November 16, 2008
Another Football Season Ends
People thought I was nuts when we got him involved in football last year. But I had read that through middle and high school, athletics was the best way for any boy to “fit in”, so why not? He had gotten too big to play some sports, but he’s the best size for football. The first year was touch-and-go. We spent a lot of time learning how to deal with all the sensory issues — wearing the pads and the helmuts, dealing with coaches barking orders, kids yelling, parents cheering, and all that action on the field provided lots of distractions. Movie Boy has issues with situational awareness, so we thought this would be great for him.
Our goal last year was for him to suit up, and stand with his team. This year, he was a starter. He had a great coach, and was an accepted part of his team. They lost every single game, but he had a great experience.
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