In honor of The University of Alabama playing for its 14th NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP tonight...
When the girls were about 18 months old, I posted "The Top 13 Ways You Know You Might Be a Bama Fan."
The list included things like the girls' first 'sign' being "Touchdown, Alabama!"...and how I avoided certain color combinations in sippy cups (blue / orange, yellow / purple...boo! hiss!).
The list has expanded in the last 18 months, of course.
The girls not only know the chorus to "Sweet Home Alabama" and sing it with such energy, but they request it almost every time we get in the car. Upon hearing the first few notes, they even say, "WHOO! Turn it up!" They may do all of this with a slight southern twang.
The girls insisted on wearing their football jerseys on our trip to Alabama before Christmas. Forget that Mommy had a cute little penguin shirt in mind...they heard "Alabama" and they knew what that meant!
The girls can only spell a handful of words, but BAMA is right at the top of the list.
The girls yell "ROLL TIDE!" whenever they hear the word Alabama or football...no matter what they're doing, or if it's roughly in context.
The girls also yell "ROLL TIDE!" when they see an Auburn logo on a flag or decal.
The girls can discern the Alabama script "A" from other capital A's.
Interestingly, the girls have never actually seen a football game...but when they do one day, they're gonna be some kinda ready!
Even though we don't live in God's Country (i.e. Alabama), I'm doing my best to raise my girlies with some down-home Alabama Pride!
Let the indoctrination continue!
Here, at 6 1/2 months...the first picture I have of the girls BOTH smiling...a coincidence? I think not!
Here, at 20 months (still sporting those 6-9 month onesies)...
And here, at 2 1/2, finally in big-kid jerseys...
We're Dixie's football pride, Roll Tide, Roll Tide!!! Bring home another one, Bama!