Emma Sanders Brady is our 3rd child and the baby of this family. She is also our only girl with two big brothers. She will turn 6 in November and Braxton and I both are in awe of how God has blessed us with 3 smart, funny, beautiful, handsome and in a lot of ways larger than life children.
This week Emma Sanders lost her 1st tooth. And for some reason much more than my other two losing their first, it has been very sentimental to me. The past 6 years have gone really fast and this week I have started thinking back on her first 6 years. Sweet, sweet moments. And we look forward to many more sweet ones.
So this morning I thought, bless her. She has been to A LOT of sporting events, mainly football, in her life. I would dare say much more than your average 6 year old girl. And I have never once asked her about the game, what she likes, or even what she really thinks is going on. So on the way to school I said, Emma Sanders, tell me about football. Tell me like I am someone who has never seen the game, what is your favorite part, how do they play, what are the rules?
This would've been much better on camera and I might get her to tell me again while I tape it but here are her words (with a slight lisp because we are missing that bottom tooth):
"Well, first I get to wear this cute blue cheerleader outfit. Then there are like 200 players on the team. Most of them stand on the sidelines but a lot of them go out on the field. They have this football and there are two end zones. It doesn't matter which one they run to they just have to get to one of them and when they do that is called a touchdown and then they dance. Most of the end zones are painted pretty. Ours says, Memphis. But first they have to run really fast and get a first down. Sometimes when they do that these kind of tan fireworks go off. They are not colorful, they should make them colorful. Then when they score they get one more chance to get the ball and score again for an extra point. They get 6 points for a touchdown and 1 point for the extra. Then they give the other team the ball and our team tries to keep them from running into the end zone. It's pretty fun, the best part is the concussion (yes she said concussion not concession) stand."