I had a really cool experience this Super Bowl. I am usually just enough of a fan to watch an occasional game with family, mainly if it’s the local college team or the one of the state’s pro teams. My parents invited us to come to their house this year and we haven’t lived close enough to them to do much with them until recently.
They are both near 80 so I try to take advantage of the opportunities. When I was growing up they were reserved and unemotional. The next 30 years I lived too far away to see them much and when we did, they were still inexpressive. It’s changed some since I moved back here.
Tonight wee took some pizza and beer, laughed or groaned at the commercials, cheered along for whatever made them happy. It was kind of cool that this one was a little historical since it was the first one to tie and go into a short overtime. it was quiet and easy and somehow my family got a little closer by the end. My parents gave us big hugs when we left and said that they loved us.
I guess the Super Bowl was just an excuse to get together, but I feel like I won, no matter how the game went!