Mommy – It’s Football Season – Daddy’s All Weird Again
If you’re a football widow and the mother of a small child, it’s a question you may have to face this fall. You may be hit with variations:
“Why does Daddy paint his face blue (red/green/silver, etc.)?”;
“Why does Daddy yell at the TV?”; or,
“Why does Daddy hate the blind man named ‘Ref’?”
Over the years, you’ve come to dread September, but you’ve managed to cope with this dirty little family secret. Still, it’s impossible to explain to a child the concept of football, the most complicated sport on the planet. And, she’s probably not ready or able to accept the fact that she’s a football orphan, that Daddy has a madness that seizes him every autumn–a madness that turns him into a raving maniac, who wouldn’t notice, if the house caught fire. Can she possibly understand that her real Daddy will be back, sometime in January? (Although, depending on how the season went, he may be unusually giddy or depressed, for a few weeks…)
Don’t even try explaining–you won’t be able to hide the underlying resentment you have for this incomprehensible and selfish sport, which steals your husband from his family, four months a year. Instead, try using these afternoons as a time for special activities involving you and your child.
A trip to the park or a scenic drive can be fun and educational. Many city zoos and museums have special Saturday and Sunday rates in the เว็บตรงทางเข้า ufabet fall, just for moms and their kids. With autumn weather unpredictable in many places, it’s a great time to take in a movie with your daughter, or shop for back-to-school needs.
One fact you should know, by now–you can’t change Daddy or his devotion to the game. It’s a part of who he is now. Men actually ask each other, as a way of introduction, “Who’s your team?”, the same way they ask, “What’s your profession?” , or “Are you married?” It’s a way many men identify themselves. So don’t expect or demand that Dad give up his games to be a part of every weekend outing.
Chances are, though, Daddy has a secret he hasn’t confessed, even to you: There’s a part of him that wishes his football addiction didn’t take up so much time. He really does want to be a part of his family’s life.