It hurts to get hit.
The helmet is hot, heavy and stinky.
The body pads, ditto.
And yet he wanted to because his friends were.
It took almost two hours of standing on the sidelines, trying to decide.
But eventually, he gave it a try.
And as soon as he got smacked,
he was out of there, off the field and out of his gear. Fast.
And that was good enough.
His face said it was all worth it.
So, yet again, sensory deficits can step forward into the fray,
but it takes time and intrinsic motivation.
Try this waiting patience with baited hook on your young warriors-to-be at home?
Peace be with us,