This year he says he still wishes that Aaron was here to watch it with him, but he is able to watch it without getting as upset. Last year he hardly knew where each team was on the ladder. This year he's totally obsessed with footy again. He eats, breaths and sleeps footy and knows all the stats, where everyone is on the ladder and who is injured each week.
Yesterday we were excited to be able to go our first live game of the season with my Mum (other than the NAB cup) to watch the Hawks play Fremantle. Apparently you can never have too many Hawks geurnseys. I pulled all of Aaron's out to decide which one to wear to the game.
I was surprised that Kobe was so excited about the game. He is really starting to want to copy Harri with everything he does, including being into the footy. He wanted to get all decked out in Hawks gear.
He kept saying 'Daddy would love me in my Hawks stuff wouldn't he Mum?', 'Daddy would be watching us right now wouldn't he Mum!?'.
Jay would've preferred to have stayed at home, but I kept telling him that we were going together and were doing it for Dad. I know Jay isn't into sport and especially not into footy, and I don't mind at all. I just feel like footy and the Hawks were such a big part of Aaron's life, that I want to continue doing it together as family for him. We have a family membership which means we have allocated seats at each game, so it would be silly to waste the membership and seats as well. He pretended he was excited, just to be silly and make me laugh.
But once the game started he hardly looked up from his phone (Aaron's phone which he inherited).
I kept telling Jay that if he actually watched the game he would get into it, but he wasn't so sure. At the end he did watch for a little bit and kept laughing at us screaming our heads off. It was a great game with the Hawks winning.
Even before they won Kobe was singing the Hawks theme song - he cracked me up as he only knew half the words. He makes me laugh so much.
The boys loved their magazine covers and I will frame them to put in their bedrooms.