My husband is a 49ers fan, therefore, by default, I am also a 49ers fan. This also means that during childrearing on Sundays during football season we diligently train our children to root for my husband's "home team". Considering their wins during the last few years, it takes special courage and effort to be a fan of the 49ers.
On Sunday we were sitting around watching the game. Tristan seems particularly interested in football and without any prompting from us he'd periodically scream out, "GO GO GO". Not always for the right team, but he was getting the idea, anyway.
I decided to team him to yell, "GO NINERS" because I thought it would amuse his dad. We practiced yelling that and "DEFENSE DEFENSE" with Tristan periodically shaking his fist at the television.
While having nachos there was one particularly tough play during which I was yelling, "Go Niners!" I said, "Say it with me, Tristan... go niners!"
He put down his chip and, staring at the TV said, "It's not helping."
True, but we've been rooting for the home team too long to give up now!