Millions of people all over the United States are pumped for tomorrow's big Super Bowl game but I'm not one of them. I know, I know, I'm un-American and don't know how to have fun, blah, blah. When I was 20 I didn't want anyone to think that so I acted like I cared or half-understood the game, but I own it now. Because the only guy I care about impressing is my husband and I think he's on to me by now, given the fact that for the past ten Super Bowls I've only come into the room to hover over the snacks & watch the halftime show.
If you're one of the tens of people that are with me on this, read on--you're not alone! If you're one of the millions not with me it's okay, you can go get your snacks prepped for tomorrow (or continue to read and then comment about what a stick-in-the-mud I am).
It's not just the Super Bowl I don't get, it's our fascination with football in general. When you really break it down, it's just a bunch of large men chasing after a ball and knocking each other down to get it--and they get paid millions & millions of dollars to do this, while police officers who put their lives on the line for their jobs and teachers who educate the youth of our country are living paycheck to paycheck. It's just weird to me. I guess I just think to deeply about it and need to lighten up--it's just a game, right? I just think sometimes the things our country prioritizes are bit out of order.
So no, I'm not "anti-Super Bowl", we'll watch it & have some fun, but I won't be the one to ask what happened if you miss a part of the game. "They ran some more" will be my only response as I shovel down some more 5-layer dip on the couch and lament over how JLo is in better shape than me.
I think, unless you're a real die-hard fan of one of the teams, the big game is really just a chance for millions of people who are overworked and stressed out to have an excuse to let loose, eat some good snacks, have a few beers, and enjoy some good times with friends--and I'm always down for that.
I'm Krissy & I'm so thankful you're here. Teacher-Mom life is rewarding but it's tough--we need fuel (& each other) to keep going. I hope this is a place you can go that feels like caffeine for the soul--uplifting & highly addictive ;) Check out the categories below and, if you like what you read, subscribe to make sure you always have good Sunday morning reading to go with your coffee :)