Super Bowl 50

We live near Levi Stadium and there is a lot of hype about this big event. It’s kind of strange to listen and to wait and to watch and to anticipate what is going to happen.

Everyone is talking about it.  Some people were talking about renting out their homes for thousands of dollars.  A ticket sold on Stub Hub for $28,000 tonight!! And then a lady from Milpitas won two tickets to the game in a local raffle.

There is talk about road closures and a million more people in this crowded valley over the weekend.

Some friends have travelled up to the city for the NFL Experience and Super Bowl City. Some are even braving the commute this weekend to party like rock stars at the free One Republic concert, planning different means of transportation including Uber, and BART. 

I think we’ll pretend there’s a blizzard and shop now for our chips and dip and hide indoors and watch from inside. Maybe we’ll open our windows and hear Lady Gaga’s half time show or maybe even the fireworks.

What about you? Are you thinking about the Super Bowl? 

Good night and may the best team win!!

The Teens Are Alright

We had a Friday Night Light High School football game tonight at the Levi Stadium. 

I brought a car full of kids to the game and then they split up and sat with their friends. This made me slightly nervous and since the stadium was not nearly full and brought in a different crowd, I didn’t feel too nervous to let them go. I did feel strange being at the game by “myself” and yet soon found friends to join. 

The irony was that as we moved around and found our own friends, Christian and his friend were seated right in front of me!!  

I enjoyed joking with and talking with the boys and was really happy that Christian’s friend wanted to talk with me.

After the game, we all met up and walked back to the car again. I told all 6 kids that we should take a group selfie together and they didn’t oppose. Since I didn’t ask them if I could share their photo, I’ll have to keep the memory close with me. 

Looking at the snapshot made me smile because my kids and their friends are awesome tweens and teens. 

They were funny and grateful and kind to one another and nice to me too.

 I enjoyed having the opportunity to share an experience together and that they were okay with me being around. I know I am supposed to let go and I am and maybe that’s why they’re okay hanging around because I let them just Be. 

Hmmm…I wonder.

The teens are alright and I think I’m okay with them growing up, if it continues to feel like this. 

Wishing you love and patience and to be alright.