Monday, November 16, 2009

Nana, the secret running back

My son is a little obsessed with football this fall, after just completed his first season of REAL football. (It was awesome.) He plays football. He watches football. He shops for football stuff. He talks football. The kid likes football. Therefore, the following conversation should not have caught me as off-guard as it did.

Kyler: Mom, did Nana every play football?

Me: Nana? Play football? No, I don't think so.

Kyler: Yeah, did she play football?

Me: No, girls don't play football. [Forgive me. My brain was travelling in many directions trying to figure out where this was going.]

Kyler: No, Mom, like H. Did Nana play football?

Me: No, son, she did not.

Kyler: Are you sure? Because she had 2 of those mouth guards at her house. I asked her, and she said they were not Papa's. SHE SAID they were hers. Are you sure she didn't play football?

The mouth guards in question? They belong with this. . .

Question: What position do you think my mom secretly played before she was my mom?


Missy said...

You are hilarious, why don't more people comment on your site? It mystifies me.

My guess for your Mom's position in football would be Defensive End. So I,um, I mean, she could sack the QB. That's the position I would pick. I would love to knock the stuffing out of someone.

Anonymous said...

LOL too funny!! Maybe she was a Guard

Wheelie said...


Thank you.

Rachel said...

LOL! I don't know, but I do know
that no woman would want to be referred to as a "Fullback".

Jenn said...

I don't know if she would have wanted to be the tight-end either. I bet she was the tackle. :0)