Last week was my turn for morning duty outside the building. I was watching these two groups of 7/8 boys play football when my brain exploded! I noticed the deeper dynamics of the games at hand.
I usually stand in front of the doors to have a good vantage point at all the potential antics. On the left is a patch of grass dominated by 7th grade boys in a fierce duel — two teams going at each other in a competitive game of touch football — full-on with positions, play-calling and raucous cheering when either side claims a small victory. They all start the day hot and sweaty after a fast and furious gridiron battle.