My son’s 8th birthday was planned to fix all the ways in which he’d been disappointed at recess.
Picked last. Not picked at all. Rarely getting to try quarterback. Teammates making intentionally bad snaps when he finally got to try being the quarterback. Kids suck.
I’m a bear.
And so that is how we came to rent a full indoor football field, name ourselves the commissioners of The Cooperbowl, and host what boiled down to an extended recess.
Oh did he have fun.
It was the first time we had planned to host our December baby’s party after Christmas, nearly three weeks after his actual big day. That might have been a mistake. But it was a nice change of pace. Or rather, the pace of the chaos in our house three weeks ago really didn’t afford the time for a birthday party.
After the running, and jumping, and sweating – my do boys stink – they sat down for some good ‘ol fashioned concessions and a quiz. That’s right, the Who-Knows-Coop-Best Quiz. Questions and answers that I’d like to keep:
Who is Cooper’s favorite football team? Broncos (it was the Jets until the 27th of December).
What belt has Cooper earned in karate? Orange
What is Cooper’s favorite color? Green
Other than football, what is Cooper’s favorite sport? Swimming – though he first answered soccer (?!?!?!!?).
Who is Cooper’s favorite football player? Peyton Manning – though I know he loves Tim Tebow.
What is Cooper’s favorite special? P.E.
What is Cooper’s favorite book? Diary of a Wimpy Kid
There were some other questions I wanted to ask Coop. You know, my usual birthday interview. But it seems that all questions are answered with “butt cheeks”, “fart head”, or “I dunno”. I gave up.
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