Indiana Basketball hit a low point the other night, and it had nothing to do with a loss they suffered or a recruit that went elsewhere. It had everything to do with a conversation Parker and I had in the car.
It went like this:
Parker: Daddy, don't be mad...don't be mad...don't cry...don't cry...I don't like Indiana. I like UK.
Me: Why don't you like Indiana?
Parker: I don't like teams that stink. I don't like Indiana. I don't like the Lions. I don't like the Steelers. I don't like Seahawks.
Obviously a few kids in his class have been brainwashing him, as he has no idea who the Lions or the Seahawks are (maybe he has an idea, but he doesn't know they stink), but that's not my issue with this whole scenario. My issue is that he likes UK and thinks Indiana stinks. He can even tell you who his favorite player is on UK (#11).
I guess I have my work cut out for me now. I must somehow get him to like IU, as I don't know if I can live with someone whose favorite team is UK. Not that there is anything wrong with people who like UK, I just grew up not liking the Wildcats, and now here we are living in the Commonwealth surrounded by Kentucky blue everywhere we go.
The deck is stacked against me, but I am thinking that a trip or two to Bloomington and maybe getting Parker on the floor at Assembly Hall (and a T-shirt, of course) could certainly help my cause. Wish me luck.
Despite how difficult it was to hear, and equally as difficult as it was to type, this was another good example of a question or comment of Parker's that was just too remarkable not to share.
Hope you enjoyed it more than I did.