8 June 2012
The Euro 2012 kicks off today! Yes, I’m talking about football. While I’m not much interested in football at a club level, I’m totally obsessed when it comes to the European and World cups. Countries battling it out against each other makes more sense to me than the whole clubs buying in players from anywhere depending on whom they can afford. Anyway, I digress. The Euro 2012 tournament starts today, and we’re ready for it:
While I’m usually in favour of supporting the underdog, Scotland is so much of an underdog that they didn’t actually make it in to the tournament, so we’re supporting Germany all the way! Well, the husband probably doesn’t care that much and would rather go to the opera, but at least I don’t need to feel guilty about sticking the boy in a German football shirt - sorry Scotland (ok, so perhaps a little bit guilty).
I tried to get a shot of the boy in his shirt from behind, but you try photographing a speeding toddler on his Bobby Car - it ain’t easy! Though I guess he’s more of a Schumacher than a Schweinsteiger on his Ferrari red wheels anyway. In the end I had to resort to photographing the shirt without the boy in it:
So, I’m really looking forward to the summer of football, though I’ll miss the sweepstakes we used to have back at National Museums Scotland (sniff). Germany play their first game against Poland tomorrow. I guess I’d better enjoy it while I can, before the boy gets old enough to start asking existential questions about which team to support^^