Thursday, September 18, 2008

From Psycho Fan To Daddy

When I met my husband, he was a football fanatic...and that's putting it lightly. Not only did this former, all-region highschool football player watch just about every televised game. But he became the self-made University of Toledo "Psycho Fan". He went to every game in tights and a cape (no, I won't be sharing photos) and became a sort of mascot during his four years of college, even having a write-up in a local paper.
After his conversion, the cross became bigger and bigger in his eyes and football got smaller and smaller. Suddenly, he was watching fewer games and prioritizing his time. Now don't get me wrong; my husband still loves football, especially the University of Michigan. He could still hold a lengthy conversation giving you stats of the team and how he predicts they will do this year. He still tries to watch his Wolverines every autumn Saturday. But it's no longer a high priority in his life.
As I looked over the railing in our home this past Saturday, I realized that the Psycho Fan has truly become a daddy. I rushed to get my camera to capture this candid moment during the game. Who says you can't have tea party while watching football?

And the neighbors can still hear him when Michigan makes a good play...

1 comment:

  1. Alyssa,

    In response to your "You need me, Caroline, don't you?" comment:

    Yes, I do. I need you like I needed ANOTHER fall that makes me have to hobble on crutches across the place just to pee. I need you like our husbands need Rogaine (which doesn't appear to be working for Steven either based on your last blog pictures... lol.)

    Please tell Steven that AJ thinks he's quite a man for indulging in two things characteristic of a chick:

    tea parties
    and rooting for the Wolverines

    Go Irish.


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