My husband LOVES golf. He loves Tiger Woods. Last weekend, before his nap, Aidan watched about 15 minutes of golf with Brandon. Aidan loves his play golf set. He is actually quite a good shot already. Aidan was thoroughly intrigued by the televised golf. Me…I have never quite understood the appeal of televised golf, so I will leave that to my boys.
Aidan was instantly enthralled with Tiger Woods. By the time he went down for his nap, he was hitting golf balls and saying “Like Tiger Woods!” Needless to say, my husband was beaming.
I took Aidan to Costco on Monday to get some things and the first thing you see when you come in the door is a huge display of big screen televisions. I am not paying much attention to them, and I hear Aidan saying, “Mama, there Tiger Woods!” Sure enough, an advertisement for this season’s PGA tour was playing on all the televisions. I had an instant longing for Brandon to have witnessed this moment. Later, when he came home from work, I told him he needed to ask Aidan about what he saw at Costco today.
The following is THE cutest conversation I have ever heard.
Daddy: “Mommy told me you saw something at Costco today. What did you see?”
Mommy: (whispers in Aidan’s ear) “Who did you see on TV at Costco?”
Aidan: “Tiger Woods on TV!”
Daddy: “Wow! What was he doing?”
Aidan: “Tiger playing golf!”
Daddy: “Was he doing a good job?”
Aidan: “Tiger hit golf ball with clubby.”
My husband was literally beaming! This was one of many precious moments I have witnessed in our 2 1/2 years with our son. Aidan has had a lot of words for a while now. He is pretty consistently stringing 4,5, and sometimes 6 word sentences together. But this is the first “conversation” I have heard him have. Where he answers 3 questions in a row with 3 responses!
To say I am proud would be a gigantic understatement.
I sense many future Saturdays in my future where I watch my boys leave the house in the morning, both in their golf caps, heading out for some father/son time on the golf course. It warms my heart. I love seeing what a bond these two have and how it deepens every day.
Check out his skills! At the end of the video, you can hear him say “Nice Velveteen Rabbit” as he passes by his current favorite book.