Mama’s Boy

June 19, 2009 by Michelle

I have certain opinions — and I know you’re all shocked by that, but really, I do — about thing. Ok, about just about everything. That includes sports. I’m hoping that I’m teaching the wee ones that basketball and soccer (except little kids playing it) are bad and other sports are good.

You know my lessons (and not my husband’s) are sinking in when you have the following conversations.

Scene: At the chiro, as we’re getting ready to leave. Mister Man is putting on his Sox hat.

Receptionist: Oh, are you a Sox fan?
Mister Man: Yes, I’m a Sox fan.
Receptionist: That’s too bad! I’m a Cubs fan. (Poor lady, they’re almost in last place again)
Mister Man: Oh, I’m actually a fan of all the teams. Except the Yankees.
Me: Ummm, Mister Man, I thought you didn’t like the Cubs either?
Mister Man: (leaning in close to whisper in my ear) I don’t really, but I don’t want to hurt her feelings by telling her that I don’t like her team.

All together now: Awww.

Oh, and if you ask either of the wee ones what their favorite teams are, they’ll tell you they love the Twins the best. And the Vikings. And the Wildcats. Yep, it’s definitely sinking in. Imagine what it would be like if I didn’t work and spent all day with them!

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  • septembermom

    How sweet that he didn't want to hurt her feelings! Now, I'm a Yankees fan, so I'd better hide from you guys πŸ™‚

  • Brenda

    That is sweet, I love it when children are taught to be considerate like that

  • WeaselMomma

    What a sweet and funny kid! Go Sox (to make him happy).

  • Melisa with one S

    Next year will be the year for the Cubs, I'm sure of it…

    Anyway, that is a great story. Kids who learn to consider other people's feelings were raised by wonderful parents. πŸ™‚

  • Swishy

    What a doll πŸ™‚

  • Nanny Goats In Panties

    Awwww, how sweet is THAT?


  • Michelle

    septembermom – Well, had you been there and had he known that, he would have fooled out about not liking the Yankees!

    Brenda – It's only partly taught… much of it is just his nature.

    Weaselmomma – Yeah… just to make him happy. Whatever πŸ˜‰

    Melisa – Keep telling yourself that. Next year and the next year and the next year….

    Swishy – He is. And of course because he's a boy, this sometimes causes issues of its own, but that's ok!

    Nanny Goats in Panties – *I* thought it was awfully sweet πŸ™‚ It's nice to know others do, too.

  • Roxane

    Aww! That's so sweet of him. That receptionist on the other hand should have taken a lesson from him and kept her mouth shut! lol

  • Michelle

    Roxane – It's all in good fun. We're in there all the time. And ummm there's a big Sox/Cubs thing in Chicago. It's kinda par for the course πŸ™‚

  • bettyl

    That is truly adorable! You did good!

  • Angie's Spot

    You've raised that boy right! πŸ™‚

    What a sweetheart that he didn't want to hurt her feelings. However, I have to ask why basketball & soccer aren't good? I have to disagree as my hubby is an amazing soccer player and I love watching NBA games. Of course, I also love College Football too, so I'm not all bad. LOL!

  • Michelle

    bettyl – Thank you! I certainly hope that they continue to be such a delight (as they are MOST of the time).

    Angie – Aww, thanks. Ummm soccer is boring for me to watch, but I didn't grow up with it. Professional soccer, I just don't get. And basketball? Although my high school team was (and is) a powerhouse, it always seems to me to be such a selfish game, and I never liked it. No good reason, I suppose.

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