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June 27, 2010

Top 13* Ways You Know You Might Be a Bama Fan...

  • While pregnant, you braved the heat of Alabama in September just so your girls could “attend” their first ballgame...
  • Your favorite baby shower gift was two tiny cheerleading outfits...
  • The first song you sung to your babies was the Alabama fight song…
  • The first song you played for your babies was “Sweet Home Alabama”...
  • The first picture you have of your babies both smiling is in their Alabama onesies
  • The first “sign” you taught your babies was “Touchdown, Alabama!”
  • Your babies may be confused about the order of letters in the alphabet, as they keep hearing B-A-M-A over and over...
  • You avoid the yellow / purple combination of sippy cups, as it reminds you of the East Carolina Panthers, which reminds you of Western Carolina, which is the game in which Brody Croyle injured his knee in 2004 [you might just call this six degrees of Alabama football trivia]...
  • Your girls sign “elephant” with clear passion…
  • You wince a little bit when your girls sign “alligator”, which is just like the Florida Gator Chomp…
  • It’s really important that your girls learn to count not just to 10, but all the way to 13*…
  • Among the major milestones in your girls’ lives…their first steps, first words, and first bicycles…you count their first trip to Tuscaloosa as one of the biggies…
  • The only time you’ve broken your “no TV” rule was to catch a few glimpses of the Tide in action, and you were actually kinda proud that your girls were drawn to the screen like moths to a flame…

The 2010 season kicks off in just over two months…ROOOOOOLL TIDE!!!

*For any of my non-Bama fan friends, 13 is of course the number of NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS that belong to the Alabama Crimson Tide! Feel free to join us in supporting the Tide to their 14th title!

3 comments:

profmondo said...

Very nice! Although I met Mrs. Mondo at the U of KY and brought MondoSpawn home from the hospital in a UK onesie, Bama has always had a special place in my heart. Like any good southern boy, I wanted to play for Bear Bryant when I was a kid.

Glad to see other parents who understand SEC loyalty.

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

Just change "girls" to "boy" in a couple of these, and you could be writing Elliott's history. :) Keep those girls on the right path, and maybe our kiddos will meet up at the Capstone in a few years!

Deanna said...

LOVE this post!! Unfortunately, my husband cheers for that "other" team in Alabama, so we have to have one baby cheer for each team. I'm hoping they will take after me and both be smart Bama fans! : )

I avoid any orange/blue combinations and always have...I'm glad I'm not alone in my color prejudices!