A little known fact about me that some of you may not know is that I LOVE football season!! I come from a family of football lovers so I guess it is just sort of in my blood. Cory tells me this time every year that he feels pretty lucky to be married to someone that can't wait to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch College Game Day on ESPN. Where as many spouses see this time of year as a hinderance to their marriage, we find it an asset to ours. Until now...
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Cory and I are both in a Fantasy Football League organized by my brother. Tonight was our draft. Earlier this afternoon I asked Cory what his strategy was going to be. He simply refused to tell me. Guess I'm on my own in the fantasy football department these days. I will be the first to admit that I wasn't as prepared for the draft as I would have liked to have been. Since we now have two small children my days are filled with trying to care for them and see that their every need is met. I do not have time to research players and teams. Ever since becoming a mother of two, my brain functions much differently than it used to and I had a much harder time keeping up with the auction during our draft. So needless to say, when Cory ended up with the QB I had originally wanted, I wasn't too thrilled.
My team is basically mediocre and I'm really OK with that. It is all just for fun anyway. But there is something to be said for the competitive edge one might feel with their spouse. So during this football season, both fantasy and real, every time my sweet husband comes up with some glib comment and wants to "trash talk" to me about my team, I hope he thinks about what I do each and every day for our kids. That my mind is no longer a place for scores, yards, and numbers; but for feeding schedules, playtimes, disciplines, and bedtimes. Perhaps the next time Lucy is crying and he looks at me for a suggestion about what he should do, I'll just simply refuse to tell him.
Posted by The Locke Family at 19:23