Saturday, August 28, 2010

Frankly fatherhood

Take 2 (sorry this is so late).

Last week for "featured father's Friday" I helped the guys out. This week I am going to flip things around, and help out the ladies. I don't know if you know it but football season is a week away. Now you may be thinking that you are about to lose you man every weekend fro now until February; but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are a few ways to spend your Saturdays, Sundays or even Mondays together during football season. 1. Show interest. even if you don't really have any. When you walk in to the living room, ask "which game are you watching?" or "who's winning?". Avoid something sarcastic like "oh great! football" or "Alright, another game is on!".

2. Remember it's okay to ask questions, we don't expect you to know what's going on or to understand what the announcer or referee is always talking about. Most men don't mind explaining it, I love to do it myself. Just avoid asking "what just happened?" or "why did he/they just do that?" after every single play. This is what annoys most guys.

3. Find out who his favorite team it. If it is college ball, it's probably his Alma mater or a university from his home state. If it is pro football, you will probably have to ask. Once you have figured out which team he loves, try to make that team your team also. When Miranda and I first got together, she wasn't big in to football but we both went to WVU (west Virginia university) and I was able to convert her into a Patriots fan.
Or you can go in the other direction and become a fan of his team's rival.

4. And of course there's the old, do your own things together trick. Just like I told the guys last week, ladies you can bring crafts or projects, or just about anything in to the living room and work while he is watching a game. Who knows, you may not be interested until it's double overtime , the team is down by a touchdown and it's fourth and goal from the two yard line (don't worry if it doesn't make sense yet, refer to #2)

Follow these steps and hopefully both you and your significant other will be able to enjoy the weekends together, all season.

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1 comment:

  1. I made a road trip with some friends to a WVU game in college...the craziest party in "the pit". Sure wish Purdue had one!