Tuesday, April 27, 2010
WWE wrestling is the new Pokemon with my boys.
There will always be some things that your children will latch on to from your youth that will inspire you and then there are things that they will obsess that can be mortifying.
Case in point: pro wrestling.
I never really got into it as a kid although I do remember the days of Jimmy "Super Fly" Snuka, Haystack Calhoun and Rowdy Roddy Piper.
But it was never something that ever really held my interest.
My kids have been skirting this fascination with pro wrestling for years as their neighbor across the street has had a deep seeded passion for the sport for years now. And in the last six months it has finally gotten a chokehold on my children.
My youngest son likes to now try moves on me and often asks me who my favorite wrestler is... and I always tell him that I don't have a favorite wrestler because I DON'T WATCH WRESTLING!.
His favorite the night of this pic was Umaga, the Samoan cousin of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. I just found out he passed away six months ago.
One day I'll be able to show my boys this movie which spoke to me on many levels.