They say girls marry their fathers. Well, while Jason and my Dad aren’t clones of each other, they definitely both love golf. Even though Dad’s been playing his whole life and Jason just picked it up in college, their passion for the game includes everything from weekend rounds to exotic scouting of courses to their love of watching golf on tv.
Growing up I was hard pressed to think of something I wanted to watch less on tv than golf — it put me to sleep any time it was one when I was in the room, even if I was engrossed in a book! So I was a little dismayed when I realized Jason’s love of golf had extended into love of watching tournament’s on tv as well as playing the game. Imagine my surprise when, if given the option, Charlotte will almost always choose to watch golf over another event on tv! She loves watching it! She says “Boom!” when the players hit the ball or the ball lands. She claps when everyone on tv starts clapping and yells, “Yay Golf!” And (most humorously) she thinks her Papa is out there in the tournament and when any number of players come on the screen to hit she says, “Hey Papa!”
Jason got a new putter for his birthday and hadn’t had a chance to test it out on the course yet so he was practicing on the rug in the den during one of Charlotte’s nap times. After Charlotte got up he picked it up again to see what she would do and she had the time of her life chasing down the golf balls for her Daddy!
It cracked me up to see Jason try and fix her feet into the correct position every time she lined up over the ball, but he was trying his hardest to teach her the correct stance from the get go! Who knows, maybe we’ll have a little Annika Sorenstam in our house!