Remember the Titans
Walt Disney, 2000
Thursday night I took Natalie to watch Craig's Division I basketball team play in the first round of the district tournament, a game which he won by a sturdy twenty points. But this obviously isn't the first time she's spent the evening in a gym but last night when I saw her sitting on the bench in the stands like a big girl, I had a flashback to the little girl featured in the video above.
This will be my child.
Well, I hope it is. I want her to share our love of sports and competition. I want her to feel the same passion and joy that her father and I did when we were growing up and playing team sports. I want her to be her daddy's sidekick in the stands and on the sidelines. I want her to grow up running around the gym helping the big girls during practice. I want her to look forward to Daddy-daughter date nights at Stars and Mavericks games - with appropriate team colored hair bows and pigtails of course.