As a kid, I hated sports. I hated playing outside, I hated recess and I hated every gym class I ever had. In elementary school, I felt blessed every time there was a heat advisory because it meant that we could have indoor recess.
My parents asked me to play sports; they even presented me with options. I always said no. I loved Broadway and Britney Spears. I lived for a performance, for divas and for any of *NSYNC’s choreographed dances.
Now, I’ll just say that I had a refined taste that my parents couldn’t possibly understand — that’s a way better excuse than saying I was too competitive and allergic to everything outside.
So, yes, my refined taste kept me from doing anything outside. That’s why I refused to play soccer ... or basketball ... or softball. That’s why I listened to the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack on repeat for a year at age 7.