It seems like this online learning community that I have is always encouraging me to push myself and try new things. I know that writing more will make me a better writing teacher: so off we go.
Slice of Life Stories hosted
by the Two Writing Teachers
On Saturday my wife took me to a Michigan State University basketball game. It was our first game since we became parents 5 years ago. Walking into the Jack Breslin Student Event Center (we named our son Breslin because of this place) for the first time in 5+ years was amazing.
The first thing we always do when we go to the Breslin Center is look at all the trophies and championship banners. I tell my wife stories about each trophy and we reminisce about games we watched together. We then proceed to walk a complete loop around the arena to take everything in: interesting college students (looking much younger than I remember), rich alumni (giant gold MSU necklaces), and the dance team (I would feel uncomfortable if my daughter walked around in a uniform like that).
As we hiked up the stands to our seats in the nosebleed section, I felt like the luckiest man in the world. When I met my wife in high school she knew nothing of my beloved Spartans, but out of pure love she has become a die-hard passionate fan.
It seems like television and media always stresses the importance of couples having a ton in common. My wife and I fell for each other because we had a lot in common. I think that we fell in love with each other because we took the time to love and become a part of each others passions (I have no idea if that last sentence makes any sense. It does to me).