The Littlest Cowboy Fan Who Could [Southlake Texas Fine Art Photographer]
Because I want to remember this phase of his life. Because you never know how long they are going to last before moving on. This has been his obsession since the beginning of this football season. We've always cheered for the cowboys, we have footage of him barely getting the words out as a baby, "go womo. go cowboys!" But this is the year he finally started to understand plays and TRULY enjoy watching them unfold. He discovered the NFL mobile app on xbox, the greatest invention on earth in his eyes. After school he races through the door and asks the same question each day, "Can I please watch NFL mobile?" When he hears "yes" he changes out of his school clothes, puts on one of his jerseys, his helmet, and grabs a ball. He sifts through replays and action clips dating all the way back to the 70's. Of course he loves the 90's cowboys, Aikman, Smith, Irving. In fact, he starts flag football this spring and asked for his number to be "8" after "the greatest cowboys quarterback ever." Which I totally get a kick out of because I remember watching those exact games when I was little. My oldest brother was also obsessed with them, Troy Aikman his favorite of course. Growing up in Akron it was too painful to be a Browns fan, so naturally we converted to America's team and never looked back. It's like I've been transported 20 years back in time and feel the same excitement as I did when I watched with Greg.
When his allotted TV time has ended, he takes the ball out front and recreates the plays he's just watched. By himself. Calling out the plays, running the length of our "field" and even perfecting his touchdown dance. He asks me to time him, trying to beat his sprint time from the day prior. I admire his determination and positive attitude as he drops most of his catches and watches as his passes go about 2 feet. It doesn't get him down or even frustrate him, he just laughs it off and tries again (especially with me as his mother, a notorious competitive freak). He may not be scoring on any real fields anytime soon, but in his mind he's well on his way to being the best.
The littlest cowboy fan who could: