His father and I have spent the past few years making him listen to us cheer and hoot at the television during football games. We’ve shouted and jeered and made sure he understood what was going on whenever was possible.
We pause the DVR, replay, walk up to the screen to show him what has happened. We explain rules, and what the referee is talking about regularly. In short, we have created a 7 year old football fan.
Then he whispers to me,”Mom, can you tell Dad I really want to play football?”
What he doesn’t yet know, is that his Dad isn’t his biggest obstacle.