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World’s Youngest Blogger Game Face

Posted on | June 16, 2012 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

I don’t know if I’m really keen on soccer as a kid sport. Football turned me off in 7th grade when I realized the other kids were more interested in causing lots of injuries than actually, you know, playing the game.
For team sports with testosterone, it’s probably lacrosse in summer and hockey in winter. Or whatever the WYB wants to do. I’m just the facilitator.

Fear. You can start feeling it early.


14 Responses to “World’s Youngest Blogger Game Face”

  1. Dianna Deeley
    June 16th, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    Great expression. 

  2. Adrienne
    June 16th, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    I have one word for you and the WYB – tennis.  It’s something he can play all his life.   He’s not going to be a team guy anyway.  He’ll be like his dad – all indie. 

  3. smitty
    June 16th, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    I’m a team player–I just favor smaller teams.

  4. jscroft
    June 16th, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    … or is he just taking a dump?

  5. badanov
    June 16th, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    Kewt as a button

  6. Dodd
    June 16th, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Did you take that picture while watching an Obama speech?

  7. smitty
    June 16th, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    There was a major Obama fan present, but I don’t think there’s a connection.

  8. Anamika
    June 17th, 2012 @ 1:31 am

    Looks prettier than Benjamin Button at the same age, in that pic.

    Sorry to burst your “But don’t you know, for every father his child is the most beautiful thing  there is?!” bubble.

  9. darleenclick
    June 17th, 2012 @ 1:59 am

     Better one – golf. Can earn decent living with it beyond one’s 20’s

  10. Lisa Truelove
    June 17th, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Martial Arts for self control, self defense and as a sport.  My DD loves tae kwon do, and I wished I would have started her years ago. 

  11. PaulLemmen
    June 17th, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I find that shooting sports, especially skeet, a preferred sporting activity (as well as being useful). Give him a few years and start him out with a BB gun (supervised of course … I know you are a good dad). Just a suggestion.

  12. Taxpayer1234
    June 17th, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    1.  My cousin played football for Northwestern U (yes, when they were actually winning).   He told my sister not to let her boys play FB until high school.  That advice came not just from his experience as a player w/bad knees, but as a surgeon who spent many hours repairing such injuries.

    2.  Happy First Father’s Day, Smitty!

  13. TrogloPundit
    June 17th, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    That kid is filling his diaper.

  14. Fausta
    June 18th, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Tae kwan do, fencing for my son. He didn’t like the team sport since the local parents put a lot, A LOT of pressure on all the kids – but he still plays basketball with his friends when he’s home from college.