Not that it ever really stopped being football season in Mayhem-land.
He’s kind of obsessed.
It’s all football, all the time, all year round with him.
To say I find this a tad tedious might be understating the situation.
It’s more like “OMG kid! It’s frikken APRIL! There is nothing remotely football related going on right now! Let it go! Find something, anything, else to talk about!”
But now it’s August and there are pre-season games on so technically it’s football time again.
Just to be clear, I don’t have the emotional baggage for football that I do for baseball. I just sort of like a variety of conversational topics to occasionally occur in the house and a lack of college or pro football games seems to me to be an excellent time to talk about thinks like astronomy or paleontology or even that perennial favorite “Who left the open bottle of juice sitting on the kitchen counter?”
This year we signed him up to play kids football and he is in his element.
Adult approved full force plowing into another child? Mayhem is all over that.
and he is persistent about it
He will take you down
He’s always reaching for the guy with the ball
I’m pretty sure when the offense goes into a huddle their main topic of conversation is “How do we stop Mayhem?”
They tripled teamed him once
It didn’t work
I have a vague hope all this activity will lead to less fighting with his brother, but no one can push your buttons quite like a sibling and Havoc is a pro level button pusher when it comes to Mayhem. Then when Mayhem reacts, Havoc follows up by shrieking “He’s going to kill me” in a voice so terror filled that were I not their mother I might actually believe him and rush to his rescue.
But I am his mother so instead of running into the room to save my baby, I briefly look up from the book I am reading and shout from the bedroom “Leave him alone!” and let them figure out just who I am speaking to.
The useful thing about having two children of the same gender is you can be ambiguous in your use of pronouns and still be addressing the guilty party.
The first game is next weekend. Here’s hoping we have a good season.