Wednesday, August 26, 2009

He sees me more like 4 times a year

This weekend, my nephew Grant pitched for Arizona in the Junior League World Series Championship. His team played Aruba, who, in an odd turn of events, was the “home” team at the final game taking place in Michigan. Grant was a total rockstar. How do I know this? Because the entire game was broadcast on ESPN and it was seriously one of the coolest things ever. I saw several members of Rob’s family in the stands and watched Grant pitch an awesome game while the announcers talked about him. ON ESPN. I was so proud, and I have absolutely nothing to do with the success of this kid. I certainly have nothing to do with how tall he is.

Rob called Grant after the game and talked to him briefly while I yelled from the couch how awesome he was. When Rob hung up, he said, “Grant said to tell you he loves you.”

I nodded. “I’m very lovable.”

“Well yeah,” Rob said. “Because he only sees you twice a year.”


Joe said...

After spending time with you recently, I can guarantee I would love you if I saw you 6 to 8 times a year.
The extended family is proud of Grant!

Dan said...

That is awesome! I love the Little League World Series. Those kids rule.

Elizabeth said...

wow. too bad dad doesn't love you.

dad, how often would you need to see me in order to love me?

Joe said...

It's almost September. Let's do two more, Liz, and see how it goes.