I peeked out while cooking dinner one night and saw the Peanut playing dress up in the Bean’s soccer clothes. It started with a pair of shorts and cleats.


Then, feeling a bit incomplete, she added shinguards and a jersey. And she was ready for the game.


Her stuffed ball from Cambodia turned out to be just right for a Peanut-sized soccer ball. And her big brothers were more than happy to act as her teammates (it helps to have a house laid out like a bowling alley when playing indoor soccer).

The Peanut was the goalie, the front door was the goal. Her method of stopping the ball? Why, closing the door of course.


It was a fierce game. But it ended early. The goalie got distracted by the dinosaurs next to the playing field.