Thursday, September 24, 2009

Luck. Or Perhaps More Accurately....Superstition

Everyone's heard some story, somewhere, at some time in their lives about the athlete who wouldn't wash his socks or his underwear because the team was on a winning streak; or who wouldn't shave his beard so that he didn't slide into a slump. Or about the ones who have certain rituals before games. These athletes might be going to extremes sometimes, but all athletes will tell you if you ask them that they have something that they do or wear before each game. Its superstition at its finest. And everyone accepts this with a smile and a nod, just knowing that's the idiosyncrasy of an athlete.

But have you ever stopped to consider the superstitious quirks of these athletes' PARENTS?


If you've been around here for any length of time, you know by now that Jock plays on the high school football team. And you know that his team went undefeated his freshman year. And undefeated again his sophomore year. Well, we're at game 4 of his junior year tonight.*


There is a very simple reason for this win streak.


I wear the same shirt, the same socks, and even the same underwear (oh shush..... it's not like you didn't expect something like this! And I'm not going to show you THAT!) each week. And while my socks are just plain fun, the shirt and the underwear reflect the school colors. (Although, upon reflection, I'm not entirely sure why I needed to make sure my underwear was in school colors. Its really not like I EVER expect there to be an occasion where I need to flash those to show my school pride.)


There is simply no changing them now. Although I do actually launder them. I have to draw the line somewhere, you know?


*I'm writing this post before the game. As soon as I'm done, I'll be doing my Lucky Mascot Dance to do my part to ensure we continue on just like this. And no, there will be no video.






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19 comments:

Maggie May said...

I'm all for laundering!!!!!!
Great to come over to your place this Photostory Friday.

Golightly said...

I'm laughing - I so understand this whole phenomenon.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Hmm, maybe I'll start having to pay more attention to what I wear to my 6-year-old's soccer games, lol! :)

scrappysue said...

gotta have your lucky sox! happy psf!

Karen said...

Girl, you've lost weight, haven't you?

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

So funny! Keep up the good luck and work! :-)

kaye said...

whatever it takes, right. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Lindsay said...

That's pretty funny...perhaps I'll find myself doing that when my kids are in organized sports....lovely...

Emily said...

That's pretty funny. My husband has a shirt that he wears each Friday during football season. We went on a 18 (or something) winning streak and he thinks it's all due to that shirt!

Shellie said...

Soo glad you drew that line...

Carol said...

I'm guessing the matching underoos are just in case you ever end up having some old nightmare about attending some event in your skivvies come true. Or something like that.

Boy, do I know about superstitions. Brendan Shanahan has the same hockey pads he had as a teen, which are now held together by duct tape. And every goalie ever has their own ritual. Something that happens everytime there is a stop in play.

Heidi said...

At least you clean them. After 2 1/2 years you would really stand out in the crowd if you didn't.
I'm glad you have quirky parent superstitions. It gives you character!
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Angela said...

Superstitions aren't bad, they work right?? ;)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Whatever it takes, right?! So how'd it go?

Sharon said...

That's the way to show some good team spirit! At least they are clean!

How'd the game go?

Rockin Austin said...

LOVE, love, love the socks. :)

CC said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad I am not the only parent who does this! LOL

Cecily R said...

AWESOME PSF post my friend (sorry it's taken me a few days to make it back here. It was a crazy weekend...)!!! I love that you are so involved that even your wardrobe matters.

So what does Coach wear to the games??

I Am Boymom said...

Oh! I am so behind as a sports parent!! I have no superstitions! I will get right on that. I love the socks. You are such a good mom.