I have never been a big basketball fan- football, yes! Basketball, not so much.
That was before I had kids- boys, to be specific. My two oldest have been playing some type of sport since they were in kindergarten. Jason settled on soccer and Jared has settled on basketball.
ESPN is on in our home most of the time unless by some undercover mission I have managed to get control of the remote. Six in the morning while the boys are getting ready for school they are listening to the ESPN guys drone on and on discuss the stats from the night before.
I never thought I would be thankful for such a thing but today I am unwrapping the gift of passive listening.
You see, every morning I can’t help but hear the details and I halfway listen because my kids are listening.
Last night that paid off. Our church is doing a just for fun March Madness competition thingy where you sign up on ESPN.com and choose a bracket [more on that in a minute].
I sat with my hubby and boys while we chose our bracket. The boys were so excited to forecast who they think will win, who will be a surprise team that does well, etc.
And I could give input.
My input wasn’t always on target but my kids were SO impressed that I knew the names of some of the players and had a favorite team.
Let me just tell you that when you are a mama raising adolescent boys the chances to connect can seem few and far between.
So today I am unwrapping the gift of choosing to insert myself in their lives, in their interests and making our relationship relevant.
Now I am actually excited about watching college basketball tonight! Who would’ve thunk it?
This post is linked here.