The games have replaced some of the usual kids tv programming in our home. No more Drake & Josh or America’s Funniest Videos. At least for a few more days. Not that I’m complaining.
So, as we watched men’s hockey a couple of nights ago, my youngest announced that he was rooting for the ‘Red Leafs.’
Assuming he was talking about Canada, I tried to tell him their actual team name and this is how that conversation panned out:
Me: You mean Canada?
Him: No, I mean the red leafs.
Me: Yeah, I know, but they are called Canada. They wear the red leaves on their uniforms.
Him: Nuh-uh. Sorry. You’re wrong. They’re the red leafs.
Me: You’re right, sweetie, but they are called Canada. Can you say that? Can-a-da.
Him: I could. But, why would I if they’re the Red Leafs?
And as parents, we sometimes pick our battles. Red leafs, it is.