It always amused me to see kids in movies playing sports and always having that one kid that likes to pick grass, look at the sky, et cetera. It turns out that kid, is my kid.
At first it was a bit frustrating to have my son hardly pay attention to his soccer game. He played with the net as the ball rolled past him into the goal. He tried to see the stars through the glow of bright lights. He pulled strands of grass as everyone else ran around the field participating in the sport. When the game was over (his team lost by a landslide) I asked if he liked soccer, if he wants to keep playing. He quickly replied, “Yes! I had a lot of fun”
He may not be the best on the team, but he’ll be there until it’s not fun anymore.