Dress-Up at Uncle Jeffy’s

caleb laughing.jpgJust because the Thanksgiving holiday is officially over doesn’t mean we should stop giving thanks; and today, dear readers, I am thankful that my family got to spend these precious sunny days off with me in my home.

I’ve written about the blessings of my nephew Caleb before.  I’ve also mentioned the potential baseball family divide inherent in his parenting (his mom/my sister is a Cardinals fan, his dad a Cubs fan).  But when it comes to raising a fine young boy, I don’t doubt those two’s combined credentials at all — even if one day he does decide to don a blue cap with a red “C” on it.

But y’all know me.  And I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t try to persuade this youth to the best of my abilities now, while I have the chance.  That’s why the second his daddy stepped out of the house, I immediately began preaching to Caleb the wondrous merits of one Yadier Molina.  So impressed was Caleb that he decided he’d like to take it a step further.  So we did:

caleb in yadis jersey.jpgLike I thought, once he put on that jersey and that interlocking “STL”, the kid was just beside himself.  He couldn’t stop dancing for joy!  He moved so much that my camera couldn’t get a solid, non-blurry picture of him, but still, you get the point.

Hate me ‘cuz I lobby for the Redbirds on impressionable youth, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.




  1. redstatebluestate

    Jane — Isn’t he though! I hope he does become a Cardinal fanatic, but the chances are slim.
    Prince — Haha. You know me well.

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  3. devilabrit

    Poor kids is going to be scared for life, is there none around this child that can help him see the what is happening to him… at least he’ll have freedom of choice when he gets older, lets hope he still has an open mind then…. yeah and that’s camera shake from withdrawal symptoms, withdrawal from what is yet to be seen…
    Outside the Phillies Looking In

  4. redstatebluestate

    Peter — Surprisingly, he seems to be on both sides of the fence now, reacting more to whomever holds the cookie jar rather than team apparel. But there is hope… for both sides… for now 😉

  5. mlung@hotmail.com

    With his Papa, Mom, Aunts and Uncles on the side of the REDBIRD NATION I don’t think his Dad is going to be able to turn him to the DARKSIDE. Only time will tell……

  6. redstatebluestate

    Baba, I hope you’re right but I think you’ll be wrong cuz you know, I’m always right. LOL.

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