I'm not a sports person so by default we're not a sports family. Of course I've signed the boys up for requisite ball teams in the community. A little soccer here, a little t-ball there but nothing serious--I just ask that, each time, the boys keep a six week commitment to playing the sport.
Now that the boys are in school full time, they hear lots of talk about professional teams. This was the first year they were aware of the Super Bowl. Although I couldn't care less, I feel responsible for enlightening them (at least somewhat) about this NFL event. So began our football afternoon.
I started with this six minute scoring video then used the bingo cards to introduce they boys to some of the things they'd see later during the game. I had them change into their pjs early, since I knew they'd be up long past their normal bedtimes. Then we made chocolate cookies and settled in for the four hour show.
After Henry won two rounds of bingo in the first quarter, Liam was done playing. Besides, he needed two hands to eat the nachos I had just taken out of the oven.
I'm satisfied that I introduced the boys to an important part of their culture. In fact since they were such quick studies, they might have even been Monday morning quarterbacks if school hadn't been closed due to a terrific storm Sunday night.
Well, there's always next year.