I was pretty excited for CJ and me to watch the Packers play in the NFC Championship tonight. All day I’ve been telling him that we were going to watch the football game, and prompting him to say “Go Packers!” But when the time came, he wanted to watch his kiddie yoga DVD. We agreed as a compromise to watch a little of each. At first, he watched the game with some interest, pointing out “It’s cold!” and “He fell down!” several times each. But at the first commercial he asked for the yoga DVD again.
“Want to watch a little more football first?” I said
“Can you not find the yoga?” CJ asked.
“No, I have it, should I put the yoga on now?”
“Yes, Daddy turn baseball off.”
Thus ends the experiment in enforcing traditional gender roles.
Once the Orioles season starts up again he’ll at least be telling you to turn off the right sport : )
Similarly, Nathan showed no interest at all in the Patriots game, except for one point at the end of a play when, upon seeing all of the men in a pile on the ground, he said, “Ashes, ashes, all fall down!”