I’m not much of an athlete. I’m not much of the athletics-appreciator either.
I’ve always enjoyed football season. When I needed some decompression time, I would find my way to a basketball game. But, otherwise, athletics and I didn’t mix all that much.
And then I had this child. And soon realized that Shortstack is quite athletic. The boy has an arm. And he can run. And, good god! He’s a goalkeeper.
If you don’t believe in lines of fate, I can attest that things happen for a reason. This little boy who lived his first 4 years without knowing the woman who was to become his other mama, is completely and absolutely intuitively a soccer-loving, goal keeping, athlete … just like Mama Panda. I’m definitely not well-versed on what it takes to be an athlete, but I do know that some athletic talents are driven by natural interest and proclivity.
May all of you get to enjoy the soccer experience sometime in this life. It’s actually quite fun … oh! and UH has a soccer team … if you didn’t already know. Right, honey?