The Super Bowl is over so football is over. This means baseball is almost here!
I was sharing my baseball glee with the boys over dinner.
“Guess what? Spring training games begin FEBRUARY 25TH!!! Aren’t you both excited?”
T.Puzzle looked crestfallen at his impending loss of tv viewing control. Full Speed was more diplomatic. He graciously updated me on the recent team acquisitions and trades. He turns to T.Puzzle, “Are you ready to never watch one of your shows until baseball is over?”
T.Puzzle replied (with shoulders slumped defeatedly no less), “How many games are in a season?”
I don’t know why he was being so dramatic, it’s ONLY 162 (not counting post-season, fingers crossed!).
“Guys, remember I said that I will be open to letting you watch an occasional show if it is really important to you. If we can’t come to a compromise, you are always welcome to go upstairs and watch your show there (there’s a nifty loft space with a tv where they play video games so trust me, they are not being banished to a dark place of doom).”
T.Puzzle says, “But Full Speed will never want to watch a show, he will always want to watch baseball and I know I can’t watch certain shows without him.” Again, his tone was absolutely pitiful.
I could almost read verbatim the words in Full Speed’s thought bubble that were forming over his head. Yes, he loves his mom and enjoys baseball up to a certain point, BUT, some days he’s fine to watch something else. However, he was very scared to voice this last part so as not to hurt my feelings (very sweet). As I relayed my theory about what he was thinking, his body relaxed visibly in the knowledge he didn’t have to tell his (famous) World Series Champion mother, that he may not want to watch baseball every single day of his life.
“Seriously, Full Speed. It’s fine. I understand there are going to be days you won’t want to watch a game with me. It doesn’t even matter that whoever does watch the game with me will get a bigger inheritance. There’s no pressure.”
Full Speed’s face cracks into a giant grin.