Friday, January 18, 2008

Cubs vs. Cardinals

This post IS about the rivalry between the Cubs and the Cardinals, BUT it's more than that because this blog is for parents, not sports fans. However, I am a sports fan too. So, the two topics are coming together tonight.

I am a Cardinals fan and my husband is a Cubs fan, a die hard Cubs fan. I am not sure why.

So, my son has been confused about which team to support. I, of course, want him to cheer for a team that has won the World Series since I have been alive (more than once). My husband wants him to root for the Cubs because he does.
I gave in this week.

The boys went to the Cubs caravan at Little Cubs Field in Freeport, Il. After hearing my 4-year-old sing "Go Cubs Go, Hey Chicago what do you say, the Cubs are gonna win today" in his cute little voice, I had no choice. Plus, dads and sons need to share a bond and often sports is that connection.
How do the kids in your family bond with their dad? Do you have a sports connection?


This site with Norman Rockwell paintings showing the bond between a father and son cracks me up. The bond is very important, but these pictures are too funny.

On a more serious note, here is a story about a father who pushed his son, who is in a wheelchair, in a triathlon. Unbelievable! It is a truly inspirational story.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you let your kids grow up to be cubs fans that is just bad parenting.

grandpa Bob said...

Don't worry, grandparents who are Cards fans will do there part!

tv mommy too said...

My husand is a Cubs fan (born and raised in Chicago), I'm a Cardinals fan (born and raised in St. Louis). We also have another significant difference in the way we were raised - I'm Methodist, he's Catholic. So when we had our son we made a decision - I get the religion, he gets the baseball team. Someday our little Methodist/Cub Fans will have to make their own decision on both of these topics for themselves... but for now, it's worked out well!

 
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