We have finally settled down from “Mavericks fever” here in the Kless house. Sean, who loves every sport, was entranced with the NBA playoffs and finals. Of course having our hometown team the Dallas Mavericks in it made it so much fun to watch! For Sean, it doesn’t matter who is playing, he loves to watch regardless, a true fan of the sport that is for sure.
The last three rounds of playoffs, Sean would pretty much convince me to let him stay up and watch the whole game. This is how it would start out … “Mom, I am going to watch the first half downstairs with you.” (Ed traveled almost the entire month of May, so Cara was usually in bed when the games started and just Sean and I were awake.) So, I would go on my way cleaning up the kitchen and doing a few things to keeping the household moving forward while Sean watched. At halftime he would tell me, “OK, let’s go upstairs and watch the second half in your bed!” And of course we did. While Sean fell asleep toward the end of several games, I really appreciated the special time that we had together. We would talk about the plays or the score. Sean has gotten really good at subtracting double digit numbers, thank you NBA.
Speaking of numbers … Sean was quite thrilled to see that Dirk’s number was 41. While at the store one day, he announced this to everyone, “Hey Mom, Dirk’s number is the same as your age!” YIKES! I guess Sean took that as a good sign.
As the playoffs went on, so did our watching. We watched one night as the Mavs came back from 15 down to tie it up and win in overtime. We watched the “Jet” Jason Terry make some unbelievable three pointers. And we loved watching Dirk just make shot after shot. Sean just doesn’t watch the games though, he actively watches the game. He likes to re-enact the plays that he sees on television and does a pretty good play-by-play and color commentary.
When the Mavs got to the finals against the Miami Heat we were all so excited. In 2006 the Mavs lost to the Heat in the NBA finals. My Dad and I were at the last game, so we were definitely hoping for a victory this time around. Sean was a Mavs fan even back then and got into the spirit courtesy of Grandma. Sean watched every minute of every finals game. And he was thrilled to cheer the Mavs on to victory!