In the South, ball is big. It doesn't matter what kind. Soccer, baseball, basketball, football. It's all called ball, and everyone plays ball. Layton has been begging to play soccer. Ella came around and decided she would also play soccer instead of softball, so that it would be easier for me to get them to and from practice. I almost teared up when she told me that. She was so concerned about me having enough time to get everyone to their activities that she chose her backup sport.