Friday, January 6, 2012
Explaining Michael Dyer's departure to a 4 year old.
I am the proud papa the most football savvy four year old girl in the world, so this morning on the way to school, I broke the news to her that Michael Dyer was no longer an Auburn Tiger. I thought our conversation pretty much summed up Dyer's two years at AU. I wish I had recorded this it, because this is the way it went:
"Janie, I have some bad news...Michael won't be playing football for Aubie anymore."
"Why Daddy?" she asked. "Is he going to play with Nick on the Blue Lions?"
"No, sweetie," I replied. "Coach Gene told him that he couldn't be on the team anymore because he wasn't being a good teammate."
"Coach Gene that chews gum really fast?"
"What does not a good teammate mean Daddy?"
"It means that he wasn't nice to the other guys on the Auburn team. He wanted to have the ball all the time, and complained when he didn't have it."
"He wouldn't share?" she asked.
"That's right. He didn't want to share."
"You have to share with your friends. Does Coach Gene share his gum with Coach Guz?"
"I don't know baby, but Michael didn't want to share and he thought he was better than the rest of the players."
"Better than Ontario?"
"Better than Emory?"
"Better than 'Lutch-en-kirch-un'?"
"He sure did."
"Maybe Coach Gene will let him come back," she said.
"I don think so Janie. Coach Gene gave him a chance to say he was sorry, but he wouldn't. So he's not coming back. He even thought he was better than Cam."
"He needs to go then, Daddy. Nobody's better than Cam...can we go to Chick Fil A today?"