Originally Posted by Calicowboy
Sweet pic, I see the boys are being raised properly!! Haha
I am working hard at leading them down the right path and to hate all things evil (skins, Philly). It was a much easier task when I lived in DC. They grasped the concept of skins=bad cowboys=good to the point the only time they are allowed to use the word stupid is when they associate it with the skins. My shinning moment was when I took my son to the Wizards/San Antonio game and I had center court floor seats. We sat 3 seats away from Lavar Arrington. The guy next to my son asked him if he likes football and my son responds yes. He continues to point out the guy a couple of seats down from him is Lavar, a redskin’s player. My son responds I don't like the redskins, I'm a cowboys fan. Then at halftime my son walks up to Lavar and tells him that the redskins stink. Lavar just looked shocked and then started to laugh and asked him what team he likes. He responded I like the cowboys. With a smile Lavar tells him he's in the wrong town to be a cowboy fan. My son then just simply walked away from him and sat down in his seat.
Now that I live in Charlotte, it is a little more difficult since I really never expressed an opinion about the panthers. My oldest son's friend is a huge panthers fan (father is a season ticket holder) and all he ever talks about is the panthers and Jake Delhomme. Twice a month at his school is panther spirit day where the kids are supposed to wear something panthers related. Well, in the beginning of the year he would wear his cowboys stuff. Toward the end of the year he kept asking me for a Panthers jersey (he says he's a Cowboys fan and a Panthers fan). I've talked to him about being individualistic and not conforming to the masses but I don't want to push too hard in fear of him rebelling. So for now I told him it is ok to like two both teams but to have a favorite (pushing Cowboys of course). I am hoping that the more he watches the games with me he will appreciate the team. I also had planned to take him to a game in Dallas for his first live experience in hopes of building that bond with the team and other cowboys’ fans.
It's a long journey to raise your boys to be men and it starts with understanding right from wrong