This weekend is the Superbowl, and it's New England Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons.
Now, I am not a huge football fan. But I DID grow up in New England, and I do enjoy it when the Pats are in the playoffs. But our friends know that Brian grew up in Philly, and is a fan of the Eagles. And very much NOT a Pats fan, or admirer of any kind. And his family.....well, his mom and one brother are pretty vocal about how much they don't like Tom Brady.
Anyway....I digress. His mom bought us t-shirts a few years ago with the Pats and Eagles helmet logos that say "A House Divided." Well, it's just gotten a bit more divisive.
On the way to the bus stop this morning, I was telling the boys that one of their schools had invited kids to wear Pats gear or Pats colors to school tomorrow in support of the Pats being in the Superbowl. Now, neither kid is a football fan, any more so than me. But Will perks up and said "It's probably my school." He's probably right, I seem to get emails often about theme days and the like. Naturally, he's no more interested in dressing in support of the Pats than he was interested in wearing a tie in support of the Great Kindness Challenge at the beginning of the week. But then he surprises me, and his eyes brighten:
"Mom, what are the Eagles colors?"
I'm sure that his Dad, Uncle and Grandmom are all going to be super-proud tomorrow!