Sunday, October 23, 2011

I am just not a sports loving person

Me and one of my two favorite football players
LOL! My friend left a comment on the last post asking were those helmets my grandsons were holding in the pic I posted really that big! LOL! Yes, those helmets are huge! I am glad...I hope that means lots of protection.  Last year in Texas 9 children were paralysed playing football.  This year I just know about the one young man in the little town near us, Thank Goodness. I worry about my grandsons.  The younger one is very small for his age anyway and I am not convinced he is all that excited about playing football.  I have not expressed my opinion to them like I have here on my blog.  They do not read my blog, don't have a computer in their home, don't know about my blog and in their presence I am as supportive of them as I can be, whether it be playing football or doing a craft.  If they ever ask what I think I will tell them.   Anyway, the boys came to my house after a game not long ago.  I had not known they had games that day or I would have been there because I do go cheer them on but anyway....they came in and I asked my youngest grandson if they won their game and he said yes...with as much enthusiasm as if I had asked if he liked the flavor of toothpaste in the bathroom.  I asked him what he liked about playing football and he said it makes people proud of you and snacks at the end.  I told him I was very proud of him when I saw him reading a book so I would give him $10 and all the snacks he wants next year if he will not play.  He said maybe, but I imagine his parents will sign him up. Like I said, no one asked for grandma's permission to let them play, and this is Texas, where football is what you do.  I am far more interested in seeing him find what he really likes and pursuing what he loves, yes, even if it is football.  It isn't.  A couple of years ago he played soccer.   A family member had played soccer on a team from age 4 to last time I saw her...in her 20's... and she was his soccer coach that year.  It was obvious that soccer was not really all that interesting to him one day when a game was going on, the kids were at the far end of the field and my grandson was in the middle of the field by himself, in his own little world, oblivious to the game, twirling around and around.  He was having a ball! (pun intended)  I was happy and proud!  He was being himself!  I suspect twirling is alot more fun than soccer and football combined!  I just don't think he is that in to sports.  And I am his biggest cheerleader.

I took this pic at my grandson's game the other day. My grandson is #8....the game is going on to the right of this picture...  I don't know what he is looking at off to the left.  Have I ever mentioned that Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf has always been one of my favorite books?  And if you don't know Ferdinand, no matter how old you are, you need to read Ferdinand. 
I live where weather is funny.  Monday we will be 84,  and then Thurs it is suppose to be a high of 43 and snow flurries.  I am not sure I am ready for snow flurries. 

4 comments:

~It's Just Me~ said...

I like watching professional baseball, hockey, and football. Mostly because it is a family event where we all eat and root for our team together. I don't like watching my children play sports. My son played soccer two years in a row. I couldn't watch it, so I stayed away until the last game of the second year. During that game, he got a ball in his face by a junior pro player that hit so hard it flipped him over backwards. Uhm, yeah... we don't play soccer anymore. I think frisby is a nicer way to get excercise.

~It's Just Me~ said...

Wow! That helmet size is just amazing! Do their heads fit inside snug or does the helmet rattle around on their heads? By the way, I wrote that you have some great looking grandkids about your boys in the earlier post. I don't know how it ended up saying only 'hat great kids' when I sent it. Hrm...

carol said...

OH MY GOSH! My face hurts just thinking about your son getting hit in the face like that! I can not bear it, just can not, to see kids get hurt over a game for pete's sake. Thank you for the kind words about my grandkids. I think they are pretty special. Just wish I got to see my grandsons more.

~It's Just Me~ said...

I know, mine does too! I feel all my muscles go rigid just remembering. Why it never occurred to me that something like that could happen, I just don't know. I thought, soccer, ball stays mostly on the ground; hit ball with feet and knees.... not face! I wish you were able to see your boys more too. {{{hugs}}}