Monday, August 25, 2008

Football frenzy

By the way, congrats to Michelle B. who won the Yoplait Kids giveaway over at Picks and Pans!

There is still one prize left, so if anyone is interested please leave me a comment over there and I'll zip it to you as soon as I can get my head above water!


Football has totally taken over Builder Mama Headquarters. All football, all the time. Practices four days a week, and this weekend was the "jamboree" which is just a translation for multiple scrimmages while the parents sit out in the sun and dirt.

I have to confess, though, that it was fun. I love watching Monkey Man play. He adores football and would eat, sleep, and breathe it if he could.

He's fast. Really fast. He sure didn't get it from me, and he didn't get it from Joey either. "All I ever do is see him sprawled on the couch," complained Joey the other night. Yup, that about sums up his existence. Until football.

He has this really odd obsession about uniform colors and mascots. It's probably a good thing that his school colors are yellow and black, or we'd probably have to move. And every team he plays he has to know what the mascot is.

His team is called the Gators. So every team that he plays, he will repeat some silly thing like "Mommy, we're gonna chomp the Cardinals this Saturday!" And usually, I'm focused more on things like not running over kids in the parking lot so I'm going uh huh, yeah, great.

Last Friday, we were riding down the road when he asked me what team they were playing on Saturday....

Monkey Man: So Mommy, who are we playing?

Me: All I know is that you're playing Weaver in the first game.

MM: Weaver? What's their mascot?

Me: I don't know, son. I have no idea...

MM: I bet it's the Beavers! The Weaver Beavers!

Me: I doubt it. I don't think any teams around here are called the Beavers.

MM: But it rhymes! Weaver Beavers!

Me: Mmm hmmm...

A few moments goes by, and you can almost hear the wheels turning in his head....

MM: Yup, we're gonna eat some Beavers this weekend!

Holy crap. I just about drove off the road with that one. It was all I could do not to pee my pants trying not to laugh.

It's gonna be a loooong fall.


joansy said...

Oh dear god. That's hilarious.

g-man said...

HA! That is too funny. I'd be playing football if it involved eating beavers too !!

Tree said...

oh no

That's too much!

Anonymous said...

That was to freakin funny.

Michelle B.

Esmerelda said...

Man. That WAS funny. It's that sort of thing that keeps me from killing my little cherubs.

MamaMaven said...

ROFL, I can only imagine the look on your face! Glad he gets to wear his favorite colors, I'd hate for you to have to move.