September 13, 2007
Serious Daddy's Girl
So last fall Rene had discovered that Ruby would become mesmerized by the TV whenever a football game was on. We laughed and thought it was probably just the small, fast movements and colors. Here we are a year later and she is hardly an infant anymore tricked by flashing lights. This kid actually likes football! Being that her first Padre game was at 6 weeks old, it's not surprising that one of her first pseudo-words has been "baseball" (pronounced "bay-ba") but to see her love of football is uncanny. She will actually sit there and watch an entire set of downs (whatever that's called). One day a few weekends back she actually stole the remote control from Rene, started flipping through the channels (yes, she knows how to do that already) and when the TV hit a football game she looked at Rene with surprise and threw down the remote - DONE! Naturally Rene can't be happier to have a child who is as into sports as he is and it's great for me because he has full on daddy time with her on Sundays. We'll just have to keep her beer guzzling down to a minimum for the next 18 years or so.