Our family has been cheering for Brazil pretty hardcore during the World Cup this summer. Coleman in particular has been really into it. Neymar is his favorite player. He talks about Neymar. He asked Dan to give him a haircut like Neymar. He kind of wants to be Neymar.
So, when Neymar was injured, recieving a fractured vertebrae during the game against Columbia last week, Coleman took it very hard.
Though, maybe not as hard as this poor Brazilian baby:
But pretty hard.
Today is Coleman and Will's birthday. I've been pampering them (breakfast in bed, restaurant for lunch, skipping out on football camp, no chores, etc.) and I think its been a pretty great day. But i found Coleman crying today on the couch saying "This is the worst birthday ever."
I asked him what was up.
He looked at me with a look that said duh and cried, "Mom! Its because of Neymar."
I didn't have the heart to tell him about the Brazilian massacre at the hands of the Germans that was on TV in the next room. No birthday kid should have to deal with that.
Neymar, we love you. Get better so that kids around the world can stop crying.