A Brother’s Advice

Last night Zippy’s football practice was moved inside since the fields outside were flooded.  The team practiced in the church’s “gym,” which was carpeted and had completely different acoustics than a real gym.

I had tried to picture Zippy practicing football in a real gym and was not excited!  If there is anything worse than the confusing yelling and whistle blowing of the football field, it’s yelling and whistle-blowing in the acoustical nightmare of a gym.  Suffice it to say that a gym is not a place where Zach is at his best.

This carpeted “gym” was awesome, and Zach did great!  It was easier to listen and to hear in this gym compared to the field which is up on a hill (where it’s always windy) and right next to the highway.  I was amazed at how much more attentive and involved and “with it” he was inside the “gym.”  ( I guess I should not put the word in quotes . . .  if the church calls it a gym, then I should just call it a gym. . . .)

Anyway, the whole practice, the coach repeated and repeated and repeated and repeated, “Zachary, keep your feet still!” and, “Zachary, don’t move your feet!” when they would line up for a play.  Each and every play, we all heard about Zach’s feet.

After practice, I told Zippy how well he’d done at practice.  Elliot had to chime in since he thinks he’s Zippy’s other Mama.  He added, “Yeah, but what you really need to work on is keeping your feet still.  The coach had to keep telling you to keep your feet still.  You really need to do that, Zach!”

Zippy, only a little bothered replied, “Well, I don’t do that.  My feet don’t stay still.  They move.”

End of discussion.

Oh, me!  ADHD feet don’t always cooperate on the ball field, do they?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mimi on October 23, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Let’s just face it—–Zippy”s body doesn’ t stay still!


  2. Posted by Fran on October 23, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    I love it! 🙂


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