For his whole life long, Aidan has been reluctant to show what he knows until he really knows it, if that make sense. He didn't try walking. He studied it, and practiced on the sly and then one day when Tony asked him to hand over the remote, he just walked across the room. Same-same with reading. He couldn't bear the thought of sounding out words. He would read in his head, over and over until he knew he had it. Then boom. Hop on Pop!
But this Lacrosse thing? He is out there trying. You can still see him studying. You can see him shift his shoulders anticipating what he would do as he watches a play by play in his head. But he is out there too. He gets knocked around. He gets knocked down too. He gets whacked with sticks and stepped on. He's not ready to do the knocking or whacking quite yet, but he loves it. All of it. The coaches, the kids, the rules upon rules upon never-ending rules.
He is out there, and he loves it.