Passing on the love of playing football

My 69-year-old father used to be an avid footballer in his youth. Despite circumstantial constraints, he managed to make it to the District team before recurring asthma attacks forced him to quit the game forever. Ever since my toddler started preschool three months back, he has developed an extreme fondness for the game of football. On observing this, my father has started taking a renewed interest in playing this game with my son. I realize that this playtime is one of the strongest bonds between a grandfather and his grandson where the older generation passes on his experience, love, and learnings of the game to the future generation.

The game of life
Play on

This post is a part of Tuesday Photo Challenge with the theme ‘Play’ this week.

Linking up with Esha and Natasha as my first Wordless Wednesday post.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. I completed a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. in Dec 2020. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head, three-plus years of blogging, writing, and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes! Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my five-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter, and give words to emotions. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

11 thoughts on “Passing on the love of playing football”

  1. What a beautiful thing it is to see the renewed interest and enthusiasm and more importantly, the love of a sport being passed down from a grandparent to a grandchild. Kids learn so much even from the free unstructured play time with the grandparents. And, the grandparents live with these wonderful memories they can share with the children all over again. Thank you so much for linking up with Natasha and me, Sonia. Looking forward to your photo posts in the coming weeks too. 🙂

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  2. What a heart-warming post this, Sonia. It is so very essential for our children to develop that unique bond with their grandparents. I’m blessed too, to witness that between my children and my parents and in-laws. They have a beautiful rapport and my girls love spending time with them.
    And I think they both benefit from these precious interactions.

    Thank you so much for linking up with Esha and me for #WordlessWednesday. Great to have you join us. Hope to see your post again in the coming linkys.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and reading this. Indeed the bond between grandparents and grandchildren is super special. I am going to continue linking up to Wordless Wednesday because it is am amazing initiative by you and Esha.

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