|Can't we all just get along?|
Now, we live in Pittsburgh, a town that takes football seriously. But I'm a Browns fan like my dad and brother. My husband cheers for dem Stillers, and in the extended family we have Redskins, Ravens, Packers and Giants fans.
I'm not going to turn sports teams into a source of family dispute.
Now, I'm not saying I'd be thrilled if my kids started cheering for Duke. Sure, basic necessities might be withheld until they regained their senses.
But when it comes to the NFL, I say, cheer for whomever you want. Suffer the heartbreak when your team loses the AFC Championship or revel in the glory when the Super Bowl confetti rains down. Hopefully my kids will share many of my beliefs and values but I'd be fooling myself if I thought we'd agree on everything. Choosing their own team to cheer for is good practice for all of us.