Comments: Boopie the football star.

Let him take his lumps. He'll learn a valuable lesson the first time he gets tackled. Probably a number of them. And really, a broken bone isn't the end of the world. I mean, hell, we ALL broke something as kids.

And more than that, I think it's important for you to support his decision to be challenged.

I think it will be good for him.

Posted by caltechgirl at August 17, 2006 05:45 PM

Believe it or not, CTG, I never broke any bones until I was an adult... I've no idea how that happened.

Getting smacked good a few times will help him learn, to grow. And then there's football. Heheheh... j/k. Seriously, it may be a good thing to fire him up. Or it may dissuade him.

Glad to help.

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 17, 2006 08:38 PM

Oh, Him getting hurt isn't the end of the world. Listening to him whine about it for 8 weeks is just annoying. He doesn't take to pain very well. He once had a sliver and lamented the angishing pain of it for a week and a half.

Posted by Contagion at August 17, 2006 08:43 PM

then maybe the lesson is to suck it up.

Posted by caltechgirl at August 17, 2006 11:21 PM

Mayb he'll turn out like this kid

Wrong football but hey who knows

Posted by BloodSpite at August 18, 2006 06:19 PM

I wonder would would be more dangerous - getting tackled by boys 3 times his weight... or boys 3 times his weight finding out that his nickname is "Boopie" ;)

Posted by Shadoglare at August 18, 2006 07:11 PM

There are huge differences - as you've noticed between 12 and 13 year old boys. 13 is generally the age of the "growth spurt" for most of them (young son grew 6 inches that year).

At the very least, this will teach him that he won't win at everything and he has to practice to get better. Whether or not he likes it well enough to take his lumps and try to improve... that's up to him.

Have I mentioned lately how happy I am that my kids are grown and I don't have to go through this any more... *grin*

Posted by Teresa at August 18, 2006 08:51 PM

Ya know, being young, white, & gangly, he might have a future as a kicker :-)

Posted by Harvey at August 21, 2006 06:09 PM

I'd love to get Elderspawn involved in football... right now all he's involved in is Playstation...

Hmmm, maybe I need to pick up Madden 2007...

Posted by Graumagus at August 22, 2006 12:49 PM