I will have to use some stock footage in this post because, horror of horrors, Harper does not have any Packer clothes that fit her this year. (Someone in Wisconsin, please remedy! What? You say I can find that sort of thing on the Internet? I'll get right on it.)
I think it is about time to have her Packer jersey onesie from last year bronzed because it bears the most wonderful number in football. A moment of reverence please, for the great #4:
It seems like just yesterday I was watching the Packers on Sunday afternoon, instead of doing, I don't know, a book report, and this new kid, this Brett Favre guy, came in and changed the fate of the Packers and their fans. He was. . . good! Do you know what was happening in my life then? I was in high school. Here we are, fifteen years later, and he has led the Packers to their first 4-0 start since 1998.
The Packers are 4-0.
And they are starting to get some credit for being a good football team this year, which makes me feel happy, and weirdly proud; as though I have anything to do with it. No one expects them to be undefeated, each weekend now feels like waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it didn't drop today.
And not only did the Packers win, but Farve also set a new NFL record for the most touchdown passes. The most ever. Good job Brett, we all knew you had it in you.
(Harper, a little over a year ago, practicing her touchdown dance.)
*Perhaps the happiest news of all was the fact that, due to the impending record-setting, the Packer game was televised here! This rarely happens. The lack of Packer coverage is one of the hardest things about living in Ohio. I know, it's a rough life.