Went to sign up Jacob for flag football yesterday and he balked. Why? I couldn't get the answer out of him as he blubbered. We returned home with application in hand and Jill took him aside. Why did he not want to play? Cheerleaders. And no pads for football. We told him he didn't have to interact with cheerleaders. Not sure what he imagined cheerleaders would be doing in the middle of practices and games, but we assured him they wouldn't really care about football and be on the sideline. He agreed, and we're signed up for flag football.