Monday, December 28th 2009
Cowboys vs Redskins. Family Tradition.

Tonight while watching the Cowboys vs. the Redskins with my mother on the couch, I exchange texts with  both my stepmom and dad – who are probably sitting right next to each other on the couch across the state.

My stepmother and I discuss which players she thinks are the cutest, and my dad and i discuss why Romo has to keep throwing to Williams and why he picks his foot up and stomps it before each play. We only know the answer to ONE of those, and I’ll leave it at that.

Also? How did his hands get so crazy red in the third quarter? My dad had several theories I will NOT share, but at least one was quite gory. Mom and I thought it was from when he was almost sacked in the endzone? But is the quality of field paint in Washington such that it rubs off that easily? What’s that about?

My stepmother helpfully pointed out, via text,  the different times that my dad was swearing at the television since i couldn’t hear him. Imagine if America’s Team had dared to TRAIL at any point!  He’s a big fan. His expectations are high.

My mom and I ate little Hershey’s miniatures (I and everyone else in the house is forbidden to touch the Krackles. I comply without complaint. Unless I just want to see her get all flippy about Krackles, which is kinda fun) At one point she randomly mentioned the reason behind Justin Timberlake’s  ablility to appear so anatomically… androgenous… in a leotard in the Single Ladies SNL skit.  No, we had NOT been discussing anything of the sort. Completely out of the blue. But she used the phrase ‘nonsurgical tuck’ and my mouth dropped open and I missed the biggest return of the entire game because I was so blindsided by the entire conversation.

No I am not kidding. Don’t you love my mother?

Some of my earliest memories are watching Cowboys games on a little television with my parents. We still do that. There’s just more parents and more technology.

And more really weird conversations.


2 Comments on “Cowboys vs Redskins. Family Tradition.”

December 28th, 2009
3:10 pm

I’m pretty sure I’d choke on my Wheaties if my mom uttered the phrase “non surgical tuck” in a conversation — randomly or otherwise. LOL!

January 4th, 2010
6:06 am

Whoa. She let that video simmer for a while before coming out with that one didn’t she?! That is… a doozy.

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