Sometime last spring Rosie started to randomly shout, "Go Boxers!" We were both delighted and baffled. Of course we love the show of spirit for the alma mater, but we didn't have any recent memories of saying this to her. We had to shrug our shoulders and chalk it up to some part of her incredible mind we can't access.
This was around the time she started referecing the University logo as "work" or "Mama's work." She soon came to recognize the mascot image in the logo. All of this was without any prompting on our part.
Latley she's been putting on her oven mitts before shouting "Go Boxers!" Also a mystery.
For a minute I was super confused. Then I remembered that the actual mascot costume, which she has seen exactly one time at a basketball game last February, includes boxing gloves.
Kid just amazes me. She went to that basketball game and at the time did not have the words to describe what she was seeing, but she sat there stoic and observant and took in a whole slew of images she can only now describe. I honestly can't wait to hear what comes out of her mouth next.
Here's to Boxer and to football -- may we finish the weekend 3-0.