Thursday, August 12, 2010
He's just a little Soccer pawn
Being in a relationship is hard enough, but being in a relationship in Rio de Janeiro when you are cheering for opposing teams, is even harder.
No, I did not jump the Botafogo ship. I think that would be grounds for divorce in my relationship. I'm talking about a little situation I noticed at my kids' school.
There's this sweetheart in my oldest's class that always sports Flamengo shirts. I took it for granted that his parents are Flamengistas. Hell, his birthday was even Flamengo themed.
So imagine my surprise today when this little guy comes in wearing head to toe Botafogo gear. Hmmmmm. Also interesting information, his parents are recently separated. I'm guessing one of the two never pushed their team.
That seems common. One person in a personal relationship with competing teams has to bow out and take the high road. Considering Flamengistas don't know where the high road is, it's obvious the Botafoguense would have to.
Yes, I'm aware that was a low blow and Hello, been married to the guy for almost 7 years now. It's going to sink in.
The little gossip bird told me that the separation was very amicable. I really doubt it is under the surface if one parent is throwing the kid Flamengo themed party one day and the next day the other is sending them to school in a Botafogo uniform. Just saying. Unless someone has multiple personalities who aren't speaking to each other, no one in the country of Brazil would be that crazy. And we crazy down here!