4.04.2011

boys and their toys...

Since we found out our first child would be a boy, my husband had a dream that his son would follow in his footsteps and play lacrosse.  When I was still pregnant, we found ourselves in a sports superstore one day and this conversation ensued:

Hubs: "Oh look!  A mini lacrosse set and it's on sale!  Let's get it."

Me: "Ummm, I'm still pregnant and we have no where to store it.  We are already storing the carseat, travel system, exersaucer, bouncy seat and other baby essentials we haven't even set up yet. Because, you know, I'm still pregnant."

Hubs: "But, he will USE this."

Me: When he's three or four? We don't have the space."

Hubs: "Harumph. Fine."

Fast forward to this past weekend.  My youngest cousin is in his senior year of college (holy cow does that make me feel old!!!) and we were able to travel to see one of his very last lacrosse games. We took G last year but, being just 4 months old, the game was less than intriguing for him.  This year was a different matter.  We arrived just at the start of the second quarter and he exclaimed loudly when he saw the big boys playing out on the field. He wanted to be part of that team in the worst way...
Because we are horribly mean responsible parents and would not allow him in the game, instead corraling him on the sidelines and the surrounding area, he eventually cooled his jets and amused himself by climbing the bleachers, flirting with the female spectators and trying to get to a bright yellow car in the parking lot. 

Then, with five minutes left in the game, he spotted the objects of his desire.  A perfect line of about forty lacrosse sticks on the sideline.  Lunge. Scream, Flail. Want.  Wrestling all 24.7 pounds of this determined toddler for five minutes of game time was no small feat.  When G sets his mind to something, that is that.  So when the game finally, blessedly ended (with my cousin's team winning!!!), we let him go...
VICTORY!!!!!
The pride on my husband's face was unforgettable.  Perhaps we should have gotten that junior set after all.

4 comments:

Sara said...

Aughh that's 2 posts in a row with you and your father/son pride bonding sweetness...

It's killing me, I love it!!

Aurie said...

So sweet!! Love that you were able to see Josh play :)

nfaband said...

Awww ... you really know how to captures the moments in your words Jen. I can see the whole event without even being there ... and shucks I think now you absolutely have to look for a JR. Set ... your little guy absolutely must have one soon. Passion begins at a young age ... capture it now and he'll never lose it.

Mom said...

Awesome post...yet again..I feel as if I was there. Your words = vision!
Love you...

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