I wanted to share another secret newlywed behavior!
I love watching sports but man they get to my emotions. I love it when my team is winning! It makes me feel good. However as soon as they lose, i get sad and blue. I know, i’m a little too emotional and get invested for all the wrong reasons.
Remember when Samantha (from SATC-Sex and the City) dated that guy that was obsessed with sports and the relationship only worked when his team was winning? Well, i am not that obsessed but i am fairly close (it’s never directed at Mr. Pancakes but im sure he gets a brunt of my disappointment).
For example, when the Miami Heats lost against Dallas Mavericks, i didn’t want to read or hear anything about the loss at all. I still haven’t read any articles or looked at pictures. I could be a sore loser but I’m working on it.
This morning i found out that the William sisters have been knocked out of Wimbledon (tennis tournament in London) and i was so disappointed. Realistically, i know they can’t win each tournament. But i like when they remain in the tournament until at least the end. Watching sports is not fun, if you are not invested. I’m invested. But sometimes to my detriment.
Mr. Pancakes, on the other hand, enjoys watching sports and does not invest in any particular teams too much. He also does not invest too much emotions into sports. He becomes disappointed for a few moments but does not dwell on it. He does not turn off the TV if his team is loses. He does not avoid reading articles about the loss. Could be because he played sports himself, i don’t know. But i could learn from him not to be so overly emotionally invested.
I need to continue telling myself, sports is for enjoyment and entertainment and it’s meant to be enjoyed, win or lose. I’m learning to just enjoy sports.
Currently, I’m invested in Rafael Nadal during Wimbledon. I know he will win. However, if he does not, i will be upset for only a few moments but then return to enjoying my life as a newlywed!
|My kid could become like this if i don’t tone down my un-sportsmanship behaviors! And that’s not cool!|
Ladies, do you have any secret newlywed sports behaviors?