Sebastian is my seven-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.
Unlike when I was growing up, neither of my boys have any interest watching sports on T.V. I feel like it is pulling teeth to get them to sit for more than a minute in front of a screen to watch a game. This concerns me a bit since although I actually wish that I was less interested in the hugeness of organized sports, I feel that they are such a large part of American society, they should at least have a passing knowledge of the various rules so as not to be labeled social pariahs as they grow up.
The other day, Sebastian was playing a game on the iPad, and started screaming.
Me: “What are you playing?”
Seba: “EA Sports Madden Mobile Football.”
Me: “Huh? When did you start playing that?”
Seba: “A couple of days ago.”
Me: “Really? How is it going?”
Seba: “I am crushing them, 24-0.”
Me (A bit surprised): “You kicked a field goal?”
Seba: “No! of course not.”
Seba: “It’s called a two-point conversion, Dad. I thought you said you played football?”
I decided to dig a little deeper….
Me: “What team are you?”
Me: “Detroit who?”
Seba: “Um, the Detroit Tigers?”