“Do you play basketball a lot at school?”, I asked Jedi.
“Yeah, but I have to use the funnel basket, because I’m not very good.”, he replied.
“I guess we won’t be signing you up for basketball any time soon then, huh?”
“No, but what about baseball? Wait, is that ball hard?”
“Yes, the ball is hard.”
“No baseball, then. Unless I can just be the batter and run around the bases. What about softball? Is that ball hard?”, he wondered hopefully.
“That ball is bigger, and still hard.”
“How about golf? Oh, no! I couldn’t do golf! That ball is hard, too. When I hit it I’d have to yell FOUR! then duck like this and run away.” Jedi said while demonstrating his best crouch.
“You’d probably like soccer. That’s mostly kicking.”
“I could be a goalie!”, he exclaimed. “What does the goalie do again?”
Sensing a pattern here, I cut to the chase. “He blocks the ball. Which means he might get hit with the ball.”
“Oh, hmmm…”, he thought, our options dwindling.
“Well, there’s always track. That’s running. You like to run.”
“Yeah, I’m really good at running!”