Once I lived across the street from a boy in my class. He had a younger sister, and sometimes I went to his house to play with her. One day I got my courage up and knocked on his door. When he answered I just said, “Do you want to play?” To my surprise he said yes. It was pretty cold out, so we stayed in the house and played tic tac toe and drew pictures and stuff like that. We had fun so I went back a few more times.
Before long it began to warm up outside. That was when I learned he liked football. So I figured that if I was going to play with him I was going to have to play football too. Well, when I ran with the football – wham! he tackled me really hard. After two or three more tackles like that I decided I didn’t want to play with him any more. Football was for boys!
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