Oh my goodness, it was the most adorable thing I have seen in a long, long time. Those tiny little guys in their football jerseys, running around, making plays. I was totally into it! So much so, that Julia had to remind me there is no tackling in flag football.
They played their little hearts out. Making passes and rushing for yards, all while keeping an eye on their flags. I was really surprised at how good they all were. I will admit, I was kinda expecting a mess; kids running in all directions, not really understanding the strategy of the game.
Boy, was I wrong. I am not even sure I could throw the ball that far and I have like twenty years on these kids. Even though they didn't win the game and their season is now over, Connor's team played really well against a tough opponent. Some of those kids on the other team were so fast!
I think Joel and I need to make a bigger effort to see more of Mackenzie and Connor's games because shortly after we arrived, Connor's coach pulled him from the game and put another kid in for the next play. Connor was so upset and I figured it was because he benched for a bit. Nope, when his mom asked him what was wrong, he said, "Well, it isn't fair. They finally came and coach isn't playing me! Uncle Joel can't see me play!" Overhearing Connor's comments made us feel feel pretty special, knowing our nephew was so thrilled to have us there.
When we parted ways in the parking lot, Mackenzie reminded us that volleyball and basketball were starting up soon. I told her to send me her schedule. So you can expect to lots more posts about my adorable niece and nephew and their sporting events. So grateful to have such wonderful kids in my life.
I mean come on, look at these two kids - so cute right!