She runs like the wind when she has the football. Her long stride carries her swiftly over the field.
You get that girl, yells the coach from the opposing team. (To which, my husband and I laughingly reply, No, don’t get that girl!) Our 8-year old daughter is one of the fastest players in the league. All the coaches know this and warn their players accordingly.
I’ll tell you what’s far more satisfying than watching your daughter get a touchdown, though: seeing her treated just like all of the other boys on the field; finding out that her coach used one of her suggestions for a play; watching her teammates slap her on the back and tell her she did a good job; hearing her sisters cheer for her on the sideline.
Hearing these words from her after the game: Mom, I really love football.