Photo credit: Bret Dampier
And so Joey is not the only one sporting pink laces in his football cleats this month.
All 30+ teammates and coaches are doing it, too.
Everyone laced up one night during practice last week, after a few moms scoured the stores for hot pink and shared their finds with the bunch of boys, who were more than happy to fancy up their shoes for a few weeks. Some kids are even wearing pink bands around their ankles and shoes.
Inspired, I am.
7 , 8, and 9-year-olds.
Pop Warner football.
Pink for practice!
I didn’t even make him do it. Joey came to me the other day and asked if he could wear pink socks for football practices during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Of course,” I told him, and so I went out shopping this afternoon for pink over-the-calf socks, but no luck. I did find these hot pink numbers, though, and Joey was plenty happy to put them right on. He fixed up his cleats with the pink laces I picked up, too. He loves them, he told me.
Pink for school!
Danny got pink laces, also, and he plans to sport them at school tomorrow. He’s not quite as excited as Joey about the prospect of turning pink, but he’s game — for tomorrow, at least. And that’s good enough for me.