Jim and Kohen recently met in a city park to toss around a football. Along the way, Jim encouraged him about his passes.
He’s also been lending that encouraging touch when it comes to school. Kohen’s a smart kid, Jim says, but he has a hard time sitting still in class. He’s been working on getting him excited for school and teaching him more about manners.
As the relationship progresses and Kohen gets older, Jim’s expecting it to get more difficult.
He has to balance the fact that he’s Kohen’s big brother — not a parent or a disciplinarian. He hopes Kohen’s passion for sports such as football and wrestling help him as he ages.
“I’m a big believer in sports keeping kids out of trouble,” Jim says.
This year, though, the pair just has to focus on getting Kohen through third grade and a successful football season.
Kohen says he enjoys spending time with Jim and thinks the two of them will still be friends when Kohen’s older.
“I think we both hope this will be lasting.”