I prefer winter sports to summer sports, but in my family that puts me in the minority. My brothers and cousins are all big into baseball, tennis and swimming, which are mostly summer sports. I have always prefered ice hockey and football, which can be played in any kind of weather. But I prefer the cold weather, always have. My parents never forced me to play summer sports, thankfully, but they did force me to go to all the games my brothers and cousins played in the summer heat. At least I could find a spot in the shade, which helped a little, but it was no substitute for the air conditioner we had at home. When you play sports and your body starts heating up and making you sweat, a little cooling can go a long way. Having to spend hours out in the bright hot sun with no cooling was like torture to me. But in the winter, when it was nice and cool out, then a lack of AC was just fine. I really didn’t need heating to play sports, my body heat quick rose high enough to make me feel warm all over. So I never understood why everyone didn’t just play winter sports, so we could spend the whole summer relaxing in air conditioned comfort. I don’t know how those boys did it, because just watching them play in the sun made crave an air conditioner. Finally I figured out to take the spare car keys, so I could turn on the car’s cooling system and lay down in the back seat during summer games.
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