While watching our team (Cincy) eek out a victory on the diamond tonight, the color analyst brought up Rally Caps.
wife.imp: what are rally caps?
me: Rally Caps? They started with ball players wearing their hats inside out (see above for proper wear of the rally caps) in order to start/or continue a come-from-behind rally...(several minutes later) ...and now fans wear them too.
wife.imp: (merely looks at me, eyebrows raised)
me: Yes! Grown men (and boys) believe in the powers of the inside out hats to help them win games!
wife.imp: oh, I get it.
*******what wife.imp really said: Huh? They actually do this? Really? How sad. Hey, didn't you play baseball when you were younger?
Does it mean anything that I worked up to an adrenaline high while describing the necessity of the Rally Cap and that wife.imp' s response was toneless and she refused to make eye contact?
****FAILED PARENTING ALERT****
I will preface this ancedote with the following: Our parents raised us with the belief it is better to be the person on the 'field of play' for whom others cheer than it is to be on the sidelines doing the cheering.
girl.imp's school sent home homework last night in which the imp had to list some of her wishes for when she 'grows up'. Her number one wish?
'I want to be a cheerleader!'
wife.imp's response: OHHH NOOOOOO!
My response: Cheerleader? That's not a sport!
(Yes I know how tough it is. I took the course in college. Of course I mainly took it to meet girls -- I know, I suck) Wouldn't it be cheaper if she played in a sport and did not cheer for it?
I know. I know. I suck and I am cheap!