I've brought some teasing upon myself this week, in the fact that I've openly admitted that baseball season is just not really "my thing." I mean, most folks who know me well are already aware of this shameful truth. However, posting it on my Facebook status brings about a bit of controversy. :) I will confirm it here as well, that I am not ANTI-baseball. And I'm certainly NOT, heaven forbid, ANTI-CARDINALS! I'm just bored by the sport, in general. I know, I KNOW! How can a girl grow up in St. Louis, and not live, eat, and breathe Cardinals baseball? Well, I will tell you... It's very simple, really. I grew up in a family who could NOT have cared less. I've already explained the passions of my the males I grew up with in a previous post: Childhood Memories. You may note that baseball was never mentioned once! Baseball was never on our television. Cardinals t-shirts were not owned, let alone worn. It wasn't taught that there was a problem with it... it was non-existent, really!
My surroundings completely changed when I married my wonderful husband, who passionately adores Cardinals baseball. He's fine with the fact that I don't get into it. We are secure enough in our marriage to not have to SHARE every interest one of us may have individually. And it's a good thing, too, because we certainly do have different interests (don't worry, we agree on the things that matter!). But to make matters more complicated, I gave birth to three sons, and like their father, they enjoy a good baseball game. I can't win for losing. I will, however, play along. After all, who can turn down a good ol' fashion trip to Busch Stadium? The sea of red brings about a bit of excitement for me. My favorite color IS red. The field of green is a sight to behold, and nothing matches the peanuts and cotton candy you buy at a ballgame (also a good thing, because you will pay a fortune for the experience). I did not hesitate when my oldest child asked me to decorate his room in a Cardinals theme, and I very much enjoy the sight of my little ones all decked out on the day of the home opener. :)