Setting: The girls and Marie decided to start playing with soccer after they were done filling the driveway with their art. All three of them ran into the garage to grab a soccer ball and then started kicking it on the road. Before they started, the mom of the house we were at told them to watch for cars and to be careful. There was a “children at play” sign out to alert drivers but to be extra careful the girls knew to get out of the way when there were cars. As they started to play, a few more kids came out from down the street to ask to play. There were three of them, two boys and a younger girl. Marie told them that they could join and they would be on opposite teams. All of them stood around for a few minutes making the rules clear for the game. The father of the three children came over to the two mothers and sat down with them. They all knew each other and included him into conversation right away. Each team would cheer whenever they scored, to score they would have to kick the ball past the line they drew on the opposing teams side. They all seemed to play in good spirit, not rubbing it in anyone’s face or cheering for an excessive amount of time. A car drove by about six minutes into the game and they all made their way to one side of the road and waited until the car was out of their way before they started playing again. A few minutes more of playing, the younger girl from the group of siblings fell and scraped her knee. Everyone stopped playing and rushed to her side. The father of three got up and made his way over to them, as well. She was crying and everyone, including her older brother, were trying to sooth her down. Marie wiped her tears away while the girl’s older brother told her that it was going to be alright and she could brush it off. Once she got up, her dad made her go back home so he could wash up her scrap. Time: 6:25 Setting: The five children, including Marie, sat down on the lawn until the younger girl came back outside. When she walked out, the kids all noticed her eating a popsicle and the pile of them in her father’s hands. All the kids ran up to him and waited patiently and excitedly for him to pass them out and cut them open. They all ate their popsicles as fast as they could without getting a brain freeze. The two boys didn’t think about it and ate theirs so fast, they started to groan from the pain of the brain freeze which caused the four girls to giggle at their pain. Once they all finished and they threw their wrapper away, they all went back to playing soccer. The little girl decided to just watch and to make it fair, the girls decided to take turns so it would be equal teams. Marie was the first to sit out and the younger girl and her decided to play hopscotch while the rest were playing soccer. Marie first explained how the game worked and then showed her a demonstration. She grabbed a stick from the front yard an threw it into one of the squares, then jumped into all the squares up to ten except the one where she threw the stick, turned around and then made her way back down the hopscotch trail, stopping to grab the stick she threw before finishing. She made sure the little girl understood everything before telling her to try. She sat
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