I knew my son had my genes the day I saw him toss a participation medal in the trash shortly after his team lost in the quarterfinals of a regional soccer tournament.
"I don't want a medal for showing up," he told his coach, who then looked at me.
I was smiling.
I wanted to yell, "Yeah, that's how we roll," but I didn't need to be that dad because I already had that son, that athlete who understood trophies and medals are earned -- not given.
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