It's Game Time and the whole world is watching!
Growing up in Brasil you can't help but get "futebol" fever, it's easily comparable to God, Oxygen and Food there. And if there's a space, be it a 5x2 courtyard, and an object, say a crunched up newspaper ball or even a tin can everyone is playing it. All....the.....time.
Brasil played Croatia in the first game of the cup so naturally the country literally shut down, even banks! Fever! Obsession! Passion!
Here in the States, my Brasilian-American friends took the day off from work, pulled their kids out of school for an early afternoon celebration!
My kids don't quite remember World Cup 2010, but they quickly got into the spirit when they met the excited Brazilian crowd.
Although, looking back at the memories of their life many years from now, I think my US raised kids will think fondly of the games because they got to drink soda. This lucky boy got it out of the bottle, no less!
For this little guy too! It was all about the soda. And he yes he didn't even touch his favorite rice and beans.
As for my girl. I hardly have any pictures of that social princess. Her memories will be "partay"!!!
Yes, I ate everything on this plate. Plus a salad on the side, ahem!
Oh my bottle number two!
Ok, we're done in the kitchen. Let's get back into the game because it's getting serious when Croatia is leading 1-0 because Brasil scored into the opponents net! We're (adults that is, kids are oblivious with their soda and "partay") getting to that nauseating, panicky state and we're wondering why we ate so much because now we feel that we're going to throw it all up!
But then comes that penalty goal! And we're back to even! Phew!
Ok, now Mama can stop making fun of the soda. This is what I'm talking about. You go kids!! Get that ball! Nice steal! Gooooooool!
Call us in when they're going to score. ~kids
You'll know by the suspenseful, anticipating thundering noise from inside.~ Mom
Goooool do Brasil!
Brasil won! Brasil won! Now we can untie that huge know from our stomachs.
Now for Mexico. My neighbour is a deep-hearted Mexican fanatic soccer fun. This should be fun!