No - I don't participate in fantasy football. I really don't understand what it is actually. I know you aren't playing, watching or coaching football. From what I understand from watching my husband - what you are doing involves a computer, tacky screen-name, and lots of trash-talk. ;) Doesn't much tempt me. But that's probably because my football-fantasy is that it would be over by Christmas so we can move on with our lives!! lol. But that's not really the point of this post...
My little sport with a different kind of "pig-skin" than his Halloween costume. :)
Jet loves soccer balls, bouncy balls and baseballs...
I'm not surprised he knew just what to do with a football.
And it's funny watching him here...with his football and helmet. Some moms might feel a tingle at a possible "glimpse into the future." I can pretty much guarantee no such future for my little guy. Football is NOT on the list of approved sports for kids with SB. Not that I'm too sad - I don't know how those mothers do it watching their boys out there getting hit and pushed and thrown to the ground facing broken bones and numerous bumps and bruises. Not that we're a stranger to bruises - Jet is already learning how to get those on his own just playing! But it would be hard to watch.
What does tug at my heart a little is the fact that he can't. Not that he wouldn't physically be able to - he might - but it would be way to dangerous for him with his SB. I don't want him to be disappointed or have a reason to be sad he has SB. Now that may seem unrealistic - all kids have disappointment. Everyone faces things they can't or don't get to do. And you may think "of course he's going to be sad he has SB. It's a disability. That's not a happy thing." But then you haven't met Katie - who when asked "do you like having Spina Bifida" said a happy "Yes!". :) Love her. Love the hope she give me. Love the example she'll be for my Jet. Love her happiness. I look at her and feel at ease. I look at her and think - Jet will be like that. He won't be sad. And if he is...it won't outweigh his joy. He won't mind not playing football. He will do so many other things! And he will be amazing.
There will be football in the yard with Daddy.
And playing on the grass enjoying the fresh air.
And being silly with Mommy.
There will be adventure and games and excitement and accomplishment.
And there will be love.
So much love.
And real love outshines any fantasy.