Monday, September 28, 2009

An Emotional Epic From Start To Finish

Yesterday we watched the Minnesota Vikings home opener. Ben is really into sports right now. Collecting cards. Playing football outside. Sporting his new Brett Favre t-shirt. He is also a pretty intense seven-year-old.

The game was a back and forth battle. About half way through the forth quarter, it looked like the Vikings were going to lose. I asked Ben, "Who do you think is going to win?" He started to cry. We talked about this and I said that he needed to not get so worked up about this. Caleb from the other side of the room parroted me and said, "Yeah, Ben. It's just a game."

But when Brett Favre threw a forty-some yard touchdown pass to win the game with two seconds left and my little boy, with tears streaming down his face ran and jumped in my arms, I could hardly stop myself from crying.


Heidi said...

that's intense for sure!

tony gets all choked up about sports too. don't tell him i told you...

Sharon said...

The ole apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Those genes come from the Windquists:) Sweet little Ben!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that story. Don't squelch it. He will get it all figured out.
Who doesn't cry over football?

philthecarl said...

Hmmm...I just read your comment on Jamsco concerning emotion :-)

I LOVED this story. I can picture it now. I look forward to those sort of things with Corban, as I enjoy as much as I can right now.

That was an amazing play though. Wow!

We should watch a game together sometime!

Unknown said...

LOVE IT..."yea, Ben. It's just a game."
Hilarious...wait until his passion presents itself!

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