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Thursday, 31 January 2008

Super Bowl Sunday

My family looks forward to Super Bowl Sunday with great anticipation. No, we are not football fans. I've only watched one football game and that was while I was at college. But despite not watching the game, we can't wait for Sunday to come.

Let me go back a little. Last year we received the game Cranium Whoonu for Christmas. One night when my step-kids were visiting, we pulled the game out to play it. Players are given cards that list random things such as pickles, bookstores, and yellow. In each round one player is the subject. Every other player picks the card from their hand they think the subject will choose as his favorite thing.

So we were playing this game and my oldest daughter was the subject. Each player chose a card, confident that we know her well. Imagine our surprise when things such as books, chocolate and teddy bears were revealed first. We watched with baited breath as she turned over the last card, the one she had chosen as her favorite.

"Super Bowl Sunday" What? My husband and I looked at her. "Since when do you like football?"

She returned our look of puzzlement. "Football?" Now we're all confused, but she clears it up quickly. "I thought it meant ice cream."

So a new family tradition was born. Every Super Bowl Sunday we stock up on ice cream and toppings. The kids are allowed to make a Super Bowl Sunday, having as much ice cream as they want. As far as I'm concerned, that's better than football any day. And those of you who prefer ice cream to football, feel free to drop in this weekend for a "super bowl sunday"!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is AWESOME.. tell her that Aunt S loves the idea and might even steal the fun tradition. We don't watch football either. Glad to hear that you can enjoy the day without being left out of the SUPER BOWL LUV S.H

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Feel free to steal the tradition and have fun!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Now, that's better than football any day!!

Tristi Pinkston said...

One more thing - I was at the store tonight and the cashier asked me if I had any special plans for tomorrow. It took me fully five minutes to realize he was talking about the game. I was going, "Is it a holiday? Is he just making dumb conversation? Did I miss something?"

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I probably would have done the same thing, Tristi. And I probably wouldn't have caught on to what he was talking about.

Autumn Ables said...

So cute! A fun tradition indeed. :)

Amy said...

We celebrated as well in the same way...thanks to your wonderful daughter!!! I'll keep any tradition going that has to do with ice cream!

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