A neighbor asked me the other day when Ben was going to start playing football.
I guess Ben could be at baseball practice, or wrestling, maybe even playing lacrosse (a popular one here.)
The truth is, Ben only gets to be a kid once. In just a few short years he will begin to see himself in a different light.
For now the forest is full of trolls.
Today he can play with his piles of Lego's without looking at the clock once.
In the light of his eight year old eyes the world is full of endless wonder.
And so I ask myself, why waste all this precious time on a field full of limits, lines, and boundaries?
For now he hears the "call of the wild"....and I like it that way.