Friday, August 9, 2013

I Refuse to Be a Football Widow

It is coming up very quickly!

What is IT, you ask?

Football season, of course!

If your husband is like mine, then he starts gearing up for football season in April when the NFL holds its 3 day draft. He is on at least one or two Fantasy Football leagues, watches footage on his favorite players and the draftees as everyone is in training camp, and takes special notice of how these new players will work well with the veteran players.... or it might be that my husband is the only one like this......

So what is a girl to do?

I have two choices. I can sulk, sigh, pout, plan events on the days of his much anticipated football related events, and treat him and his hobby like they are worthless or....

I can join him!

That's right, ladies! You heard me!

Join him!

Usually, I sit with him (or do something in the living room where our main TV is) during the 3 days of the NFL draft (after the kids have gone down for the night).

I help him host the Fantasy Draft at our home every year.

I have found the dates for the free evening practices at Raymond James Stadium so we can go as a family (all of us sporting our Buccaneer colors).

 I try to watch the televised games when I am not rounding up one of our stray Buccaneers or I give him the time and space to watch without interruption.

We make an event out of the Superbowl, whether our team is there or not.

This year, I have even joined an all female fantasy football league.


Oh, darling! What a fabulous question!


......this is the one thing that my husband enjoys as a hobby (and believe me, there are worse things out there that he could be involved in).

......he is self-sacrificing for his family and only asks for the 16 games in the fall to enjoy (5 months of football season..... only Sundays...... some Monday nights...... occasionally Thursday nights..... but at least he is home!)

......I love him, and I want him to know that I love every aspect of him (he is absolutely brilliant and has such a sports mind. He amazes me!)

There are other ways to make football season memorable and fun for you and your honey. If you have never been there, check out the Dating Divas website. It's full of wonderful ideas for keeping you close during football season.

I also have a Pinterest board specifically for the football season, if you need extra ideas! 

Make this his best football season ever. He will thank you for it.


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