I was watching Logan play 7 year old flag football and loving every minute of it! But… sadly, they were losing.
Logan came over to me at half time to express his frustration (i.e. Started crying because he didn’t want to lose to his best friend’s team). He said, “It’s just not fair, the flags are hard to pull so they keep tackling us. I’m going to start tackling. If they can do it, so can we.”
This is strictly a no-tackling league.
Big parenting moment here. I live for parenting moments (well the easy ones).
I told Logan, “Just because the other team is breaking the rules, it doesn’t mean that you should.”
Logan said, “But it’s not fair. They are getting away with it and winning the game.”
So I said, “It’s not about being fair. It’s about doing what’s right, even when others aren’t. It’s not your job to make sure things are fair and even. It’s your job to do your best and do what’s right.”
This was an easy for Logan. He’s got a good moral compass. He knows what’s right and not right.
Now if only adults could learn this lesson just as easy.