I have a 3-year-old nephew who is fond of telling me about the things we don't do in our family. When it comes to my nephew, it's usually things he's just been reprimanded for like hitting or being sassy or my personal favorite "We don't tease in our family." I have two older brothers who have always teased me, so it's nice to have a 3-year-old remind the grown-ups that teasing isn't nice. Bob and I really like the "We don't... in our family" expression and we often use it to remind one another when we're doing something wrong.
Today when I got home from knitting group, Bob was watching football. I gently reminded him that we don't like football in our family and went upstairs to play my viola. When I came back downstairs, he was still watching football and when I started to complain, he told me that it was the playoffs so he had to watch. He then said that he was rooting for the Packers. I know next to nothing about football, but one thing I do know is that we do NOT root for the PACKERS in our family. I just heard "The Giants are going to the Superbowl!" coming from the T.V. in the other room, so it would seem that no harm was done.
Now that the game is finally over, it's time for a little HGTV or maybe some Project Runway. We had a busy weekend with concerts and a visit from my parents so I'm a little behind on my programming. I think that the perfect antidote to over four hours of football is an episode or two of Jon & Kate Plus 8. I meant to show Jon and Kate to my mom yesterday after our visit to the Missions, but Bob and my dad were monopolizing the T.V. with some type of ESPN so we had to watch basketball while we knit. I suppose it could have been football which would have been much, much worse.
Mom, Dad, and Bob at Mission San Jose