We took the girls to a Braves game on Friday. It was Flannery's first baseball game ever, and we went to see her cousin sing the national anthem along with her school choir. The choir did a beautiful job singing, and I got all teary-eyed watching them!
The funny thing was, that although Flanna had never even heard of the Braves until that day, she was instantly a passionate fan, cheering, chanting, and dancing in the stands. She said her favorite part was the Tomahawk Chop, where everyone in the crowd chants together and waves their arms like a chopping tomahawk. I think that rooting for a team together is such a sweet bonding experience, and the girls felt such empathy for the players when they missed a hit or were out. It really made me think about how belonging to a team can bring us happiness despite winning or losing. Just being together and rooting together for a common goal is fun.
Unfortunately, the Braves lost the game. Boo! But we left early, while we were still in the lead. And really, I doubt the loss would've shaken our team spirit, anyway!
|We got to "walk the bases" (a.k.a. walk around the edge of the field) before the national anthem.|
|intently watching the game|
Do you root for any teams? And if so, do you think it adds to your happiness?