"Preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words." Saint Francis of Assisi

Friday, May 14, 2010

More Andersonisms

As we mentioned the other day, we went to see our favorite soccer team play on Sunday afternoon.

We don't know if it's the adrenaline of going to the game but Anderson amps up the dialogue during a game.  Those of you that know him know that's pretty incredible because he LOVES to talk.

We figured those that love Anderson and his "ism's" were having withdrawals.  So here's just a little bit of what we got on Sunday:

Anderson: "Hey dad, will you ever smoke cigarettes?
Me: "Never."
Anderson: "What about cigars?"
Me: "Nope.  Never."
Anderson: "They are the same thing right?"
Me: "Pretty much. I promise you, my friend, I will never smoke either one of those things as long as I live."
Anderson: "I accept your promise."

During the game a guy from the other team had a pretty open field and was on his way to making another goal against us.  He ended up missing.  Anderson's response?

"Thank you Holy Spirit!"

As we shared on Tuesday's blog, our team lost on Sunday.  Anderson takes defeats pretty hard.  A couple of weeks ago when we lost a game to our big enemies he cried hard for 10 minutes.  We are working on reminding him that it's just a game but it's a big deal for him.  It's going to be a work in progress.  Anyway, he was bumming pretty good as we left the stadium on Sunday.  He took his anger out on Benay (who normally doesn't go with us) as he associated her with bad luck and our defeat.

I think he summed up his frustration best when he said, "Women and soccer _____"(insert whatever noise you want that would make the sound of him making his finger go across his throat like he was cutting the head off a chicken).  Benay then wanted to know about Bronwyn and if it was her fault as well.  Anderson told her that it was women and not teenage girls.  In Anderson's world, after Sunday's game, women=deathly bad luck for our team. He probably won't ever allow Benay to go back.

He wanted to wear his Inter jersey the next day at school.  Here's how that conversation went:

Anderson:  "I'm going to wear my Pastor Dohm's (the school that he, Carys and Garrett attend) shirt tomorrow and my Inter jersey over it.  Is that okay?"
Me:  "No buddy.  They have rules there.  You have to just wear your school uniform and that's all.  They won't let you wear your Inter jersey."
Anderson:  "So is that a possible yes?"

And one more....
Anderson: "Hey dad, what if Giovanni grows up to be a gremista?" (what we call fans from the other team in our city)
Me: "He's not going to be."
Anderson: "How do you know?"
Me: "I just know."
Anderson: "You're not that smart dad."


Sascha said...

Thanks! I needed all of those!

Chelsey said...

I can't get enough of that kid...and I've got a very good video playing in my head of the "women and soccer _______" part :) Thanks for the Andersonisms!!