To be a kid again.

Soccer

I live in an apartment complex that has a bunch of little kids. During the original lockdowns I would go outside to walk around an get out. One day as I was walking around, one of the kids launched a soccer ball my direction and without thinking I "headed" the ball back to them and they said something like "Whoa! Do it again! Do it again!" And I was hesitant at first, because I'm a bald 31 year old with a large beard playing with a bunch of little kids. I told them, "I'm not sure if your parents would want you playing with a stranger, but you guys have fun!"

I didn't realize their mom was sitting inside with the window open watching them and hear her yell, "Please kick the ball around with them if you want to, I know you live across the hall I see you all the time!" I proceeded to play soccer with them for about 2 hours and had a blast.

Now every Friday without fail a group of kids knock on my door at 6:00 P.M., because they know I'm off work and want me to play some kind of game with them. We played freeze tab last Friday and it was dope, I cheated and climbed a tree, so they couldn't get me. Makes me fell like a kid again and it truly is a highlight to my week. The mom also brings me fresh homemade Tamales at least every 2 weeks and refuses to let me pay for them.


Author ~ izaby from Reddit


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