The Golf Kid!
Sports has always been a passion of mine and I’ve been known to go a little nuts during a good game. I can’t help it. It runs in my family. I’ve had the good fortune to attend big sporting events including: Super Bowls, World Series, Final Four Tournaments, NBA Finals and several playoff, bowl and regular season games. That said, while I have no problem trash talking the opponent (specifically the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Mets — I’m from Houston!), I have never considered myself to be the type of person who could sit on the sidelines of her kid’s sporting game and scream things like, “Kick ’em in the ass, Joey!” Of course, Jack is still very young so the jury is still out, but thankfully he has taken a huge interest in a more civilized and quiet sport…Golf!
However, to really understand how much Jack has taken to the sport of Golf is to hear what recently happened on our Memorial Day vacation to Boston. It was a normal bedtime routine of Jack refusing to go to sleep, but this time he asked if he could watch TV while he was in bed. He was sleeping on a roll-away bed in a separate room that happened to have a TV in it. While we initially said no, specifically because he wanted to watch Kung Fu Panda on HBO, we finally gave in when Jack announced he wanted to watch the Golf Channel! Now we’re not sure if it was the low tones of the golf announcer or if it’s because he was super tired, but two nights in a row he fell asleep in less than five minutes! Note to self…buy this child a TV for his bedroom at home that only plays the Golf Channel!
Who knows if this trend will continue or if this is just a passing fad, but I have no problem encouraging Jack to follow his current passion on the links. Of course, if he really does go on to become a Golf superstar I guess I’ll have to really work on not being that mother on the sidelines. But let’s face it, to know me is to know that’s probably not going to happen!