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Living with a Sports Loving Guy

May 8, 2008
My husband is not unique. He is like many guys in this country (and probably the world) in that he loves sports. Of course, he has his personal favorites, but really any sport will do. Although I am not particularly athletic, and wish he enjoyed the arts a bit more, I do appreciate his passion for all things played with a ball.

One thing I can say is he's active. My husband is not one to sit on the sofa and watch his sports - he plays them. While you can always get him to join in for a game of basketball or golf, it's softball that is his real passion. It's like the sports bottle he drinks from has been filled with water from the elusive fountain of youth. Immediately he's less stressed, wrinkles fade, he moves quicker and smiles. My goodness that game makes him happy.

And of course I'm happy to see him active, it's good for him. All day long he works a desk job, barely moving - except his face which goes from looking perplexed to frowning. So getting outdoors gets him moving. And a little vitamin D from the sunshine can't hurt either. Once in awhile he goes a bit overboard and has to pay the piper the next day but it always seems to be worth it to him.

Another nice side benefit is that it has inspired our kids to get involved in sports. We were blessed with two girls, but that hasn't stopped my husband from getting them into the game. Neither of the girls have a passion for softball. But one loves basketball and soccer and the other plays volleyball. Yes, we have run into those intense coaches and parents, but the girls have learned teamwork, good sportsmanship, and athletic skills that will last a lifetime. It's certainly better than spending hours in front of the TV or computer.

There are some guys who'd rather sell just about everything the own before they gave up their cable with all the sports channels and sports events that come with it. Now my husband isn't quite that bad but he would be miserable if he had to give it up. But I don't care - it seems to make him happy so what's the harm.

If you're still looking for the positive side of your man's obsession with sports I have one last point to consider. You can always find a good gift idea. Sports gifts come in all shapes and sizes, expensive and cheap, collectibles and useable goods. My husband will never say he has too many baseball cards or ball caps. So I can always come up with an idea for Father's day besides a new tie.
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