Which of these kids would be mine? The one in the yellow shirt! We have taken Gameboy's interest in knowing the rules to everything and turned it into a summer job. Well, he has anyway, being the one doing the work. But I'm the one who pushed him into it. I hope he likes it. That first paycheck should help.
He was nervous for this first game, but he did great. He stopped everything to check on a kid who seemed hurt. He let another have three tries to get it right when it was his turn to kick off. These are the kinds of rules you see in U8 soccer, the only level Gameboy, at 12, is old enough to referee. When the game was over, he filled out his paperwork.
It's so cliche, but seriously, it seems like yesterday that he was one of those little kids.