Nik, running through the banner before the start of the game. He loves this part.
I know most of them look zoned out. Nik truly is zoned out though. He can't understand any of what they're saying really.
I was across the field zooming in on this. This boy tried for quite some time to talk to Nik. Nik scooted further away and just kept wringing his hands in his shirt. He does this all the time. Doesn't know how to react around people. It's hard. He's surrounded by people yet so much alone. I want so much more for him.
He does enjoy kicking the ball though.
Nik played half the game as goalie. He really is focused when in this spot.
Nik didn't realize what was going on around him. Despite me signing to him (like any 9yo, he was ignoring me), it was time for the game to start. So, his team mates went over and helped him put on the gloves to move things along faster. I thought this was really sweet of them to do for him.