My 8-year-old is in his 3rd season of football. That sounds crazy even to me as I type it! He started with flag his first year and now has almost 2 years under his belt with pads. My son is not the biggest kid on the team – actually he’s one of the smallest which concerned his dear old mom immensely. That is why I get such a kick out of this picture. He looks like a monster standing out there by his teammates. Now we are wrapping up the season and my fears are gone. He is one of the hardest hitters on his team. I really can’t believe my eyes when I see him knock kids down that have 30 pounds on him. It is cool to watch.
Here is a before and after picture. This was his first game and when he took off his pads – all I could say was “Way to REPRESENT.” The t-shirt says Marshall County Fair Fan Club. My son loves going back to Minnesota and going to the county fair. His reply to me was “Grandpa will love this.”