Dec 13, 2012 Monkey in the Middle We started playing soccer in the kitchen. All three of us are enjoying it. The only problem is that our son wants to pick up the ball. Our game goes from playing soccer to monkey in the middle. The little guy enjoyed running back and forth trying to get the ball. When he was able to get the ball, he held it high over his head and threw it is hard as he could. For now, it is ok, since the ball doesn't go so high. But I think we should move our game out of the kitchen so he does not knock down some glasses in the process of hurling the soccer ball.