Friday, July 16, 2010
World Cup Withdrawal
Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I don't know about you, but I miss watching the World Cup and I don't even like soccer, er, I mean, fútbol all that much. But it was the excitement and the intense drama and those Univision announcers. For a month there was always something to look forward to on the international stage. I learned new things about different countries and cultures. (I now know, for example, that the vuvuzela is the most annoying instrument on the face of the earth) And I loved how the World Cup got ordinary Americans dialoging about countries like Ghana and Uruguay. No it wasn't perfect, but it was something. And in my opinion, a way better something than cheering on the Phillies or talking about the Tea Party.
I think my sons miss it too. And for now they are doing their best to keep the World Cup memories alive. Every day at camp they play soccer, breaking up into teams by country. The little tells me he doesn't always play for Spain because, "mommy, I like other countries too." Even better, the little one has incorporated the World Cup rivalries into all of his play. Yesterday his Hot Wheels cars represented France and Spain as they raced around his track. By the way, France won.
El esposo and I are talking about a family trip to Brazil in 2014. That's how excited we are. What about you, Meltingpot readers? Are going through World Cup withdrawal? How are you coping? Let's hear it.
p.s. (The photo is what I served for snacks as we watched Spain beat Holland in the final World Cup game. Sure beats the chips and dip I served for the Super Bowl.)