Learning on the Playground

Were you one of the kids who got picked last for kickball? I was, and I hated it, until I figured out how to beat the system. My Catholic school didn’t have equipment for recess games, so kids brought their own balls, bats, mitts, jump ropes, and so on. The person who brought the ball was captain and got to choose who was on his team. So I started bringing a kickball to recess, which meant I was always captain, and I was never picked last again.
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