We did some warmups and the kids practiced their team chat. “Our team is what… Dynamite. Our team is what… Dynamite. Our team is tick tick tick tick BOOOOM … Dynamite.”
We practiced our super intimidating dinosaur roars. Luca was like a velociraptor t-rex hybrid on the field. He just ran around tackling every parent he came across.
I also learned that there is a certain number of kids that can over take a parent of any size. When one attaches to one leg you think, “oh this is cute.” Then the other leg, “Haha they think they can tackle me.” But then you get two on each leg and you realize you can’t move and you’re going down. Once on the ground it only takes moments before they swarm and you are pinned and actually can’t move. Then comes the fingers to the eyes… goodbye site. Once pinned and blinded they call in the finisher for the flying knee to the groin.
As the teachers told us. They have a whistle and release commands but they only sometimes work, so if you go down you have about 3 seconds to get up.
Luca scored the winning touchdown for the kids team, with a quarterback sneak / hid the ball in his shirt, and took a moment to celebrate
After that it was the parents ball and in a last ditch effort there was a trick play. They handed the ball to Luca and Luca and ball were carried across the end zone for a touchdown. I went over to hi-five Luca, and make sure he was ok with this sudden turn of events. He looked to me, smiled, and said, “Dad I wanted to try to help you guys win.”
It was a close game but in spite of Luca helping us with our last score the kids still won. Me and my buddy had a great time and it was really fun seeing him run around and have so much fun at the end of a long week. Love you Luca.