This afternoon/evening Briggs was itching for some attention. His brothers were gone to friends’ houses and his friends weren’t available. He walked around the house for a good while telling me he was bored before he invited me to jump on the trampoline with him. So we jumped.

And then Steve finished with work and came outside and that made Briggs’ night because his dad was ready to run some football routes with him. After running a few routes, the stars aligned and Hunter walked in the backyard and suddenly they went from running routes, to playing a small football game and Briggs was beaming.

Over the years, Steve has spent hours in that backyard throwing the ball over and over to Hunter when he was Briggs’ age. And then the next two boys weren’t as interested in playing catch. But Briggs is bringing back some football energy and both Hunter and Steve are happy to oblige.