It’s hard to believe, however it’s true, that my football obsessed boy essentially dropped all football conversation as soon as the Superbowl ended this past February. We hadn’t heard too much about the Seahawks or anything else football related from Benny until about a month ago when someone told him the first pre-season game was on August 9th. From that day on, he was not only counting the days til his birthday (August 8th) but also til the start of Football season. He takes much pride in the fact that his birthday kicks off the season.
In the past week or so, aside from his school uniform, he has only worn his Seahawk jersey, his Seahawk t-shirt or athletic compression shirts, which he now refers to as “football” shirts because he saw footage of the NFL players practicing in this style of shirt.
He was in heaven when he talked Ricky into playing football with him and was able to be part of an ongoing flag football game with the neighborhood big boys for the past few days.
He is so passionate about the game. From being hyper-focused on throwing the ball correctly:
To being absolutely giddy if makes a tough catch:
To being super angry and brought to tears if he messes up or if he thinks that his Dad isn’t throwing from far enough away or isn’t throwing the ball correctly:
We had a pretty awesome sunset while they were playing catch, so I moved them around a bit and got some fun silhouettes.
It’s entertaining and so fun to watch his love of the game. From the endless questions during a game he’s watching on TV (most that I can no longer answer because his knowledge of the game has surpassed mine!) to his interest in the correct technique. I’ve never been thrilled with the thought of my boys playing football, however I may have to re-think that if his love for this game continues.
Bring on the Season. We’re ready.