My daughter Z has always been a little tenative on the soccer field. But that all changed during today's game. She ran like a gazelle, she shoved kids out of her way, she drove the ball down the field and begged the coach to let her be a forward.
Me: Z, you are playing really well today! I've never seen you going after the ball like that before? What changed?
Z: I am pretending that the soccer ball is a giant candy cane.
P.S. I stole this picture from my wife's blog. More pictures of the kids playing soccer there...