Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Cup Fever

We are not a sports watching family.  Like at all.

But it is a World Cup year and if you live anywhere other than the US you would know this.  We've been warned not to go anywhere today because there is a game between Costa Rica and Uganda Uruguay, (I stand corrected.  See what I mean, we don't know what we are talking about!)  that could completely bring traffic to a stand still.  Oh boy.

Our boys have been pretty oblivious to this until the other day Forrest mentioned something about wanting one of the albums. And what is an album you ask?  It's a book full of spaces for each player on every team completing in the World Cup.  Never knew such a thing existed until we were at a friends' house the other week and saw one.  But that's just because I haven't been on the playground in the past three weeks.  It's a big "thing".

Hummm, immigrant parent fail.  Apparently there are no more of these albums, anywhere.  As in I looked about 5 or 6 places in town and was told by ever clerk "No hay".  But a couple of Noah's students found one, as a promotion with a bag of rice at a MaxiPali.  Huh.  Who knew? And they also gave the boys their leftover postales (stickers).  they come in packs, like baseball cards, and it's easy to end up with duplicates of players. 

So the boys got right to work putting the futbolistas on their designated spots.  It's been more like a puzzle to them, finding the numbers, marking them off in the back of the album, and then sticking them in the right spot.

And really, this is about as feverish as it's gonna get here.

1 comment:

  1. Thats still cool. Good for you going above and beyond for finding the album so that they will be able to talk about with other kids about it etc. :) btw- i have not been following the world cup either :P
    Jeff K


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