I don’t know about you, but I had a good Father’s Day. I woke up early and watched World Cup. Early, as in I was up at 4:20 A.M. To catch the Slovakia and Paraguay match. Normally I’m not a sports guy, but every 4 years I turn into something a bit unrecognizable to my wife. While this game went as expected, it was still nice to be able to get up and simply enjoy the game. I’ll most likely talk more about my thoughts on the World Cup at a future date, but I want to concentrate more on this day right now.
The kids woke up in time to watch the second match of the day. I had fun watching the match with them, well part of the match with most of them. They came up and down the stairs to the television area off and on after eating their breakfast. Even though all of my kids didn’t stick around for the match, it was a good match and I did enjoy being able to share it with them. And it was a great match. This was the Italy versus New Zealand, where the defending World Champions were held to a draw against a very low ranked team that doesn’t have much experience at all at this level.
What was nice about his match was that I was rooting for New Zealand. There are plenty of people that are rooting for Italy, but it’s easy to be a fan of them as they are a winning team. Sure, they play well, but providing a good game isn’t the only thing. I felt like rooting for the underdogs, and New Zealand is very much in that role – and not just against Italy, but throughout the every match they are in at the World Cup.
After that second match, I got my Father’s Day gifts. It wasn’t a lot, but quality always trumps quantity. My son August made me a massive paper tie that hangs around my neck by some yarn. It’s huge. Then my wife gave me The Beatles in Stereo box set. (For Christmas I received The Beatles in Mono.)
Next up for my day was to watch the final World Cup match of the day, between Brazil and Ivory Coast. As expected Brazil won, but it got to be unenjoyable to watch, so I stopped watching. August and Dela watched Toy Story 2 while I went to the store and got passport photos (subject for a future blog entry). Getting home I had dinner, put all the kids to bed, then watched Doctor Who (recorded the previous night) then the season premiere of Leverage.
All in all, a solid day.