I have no excuse for my 12yo child's complete ignorance of professional sports, other than to say that we get no TV reception, and have never bothered to get cable. Tickets to live games are not in our budget. In days of yore Andrew edited the Baseball Encyclopedia, but now he's content to listen to games on the radio. So this will be a true cultural excursion for Dancer.
Next week's trip will be a novelty as well: they're going to a mall. She's never been to one. I guess it's a side benefit of city life; we don't have malls.
To distract you from gaping too long on these gaps in my child's education, I will steer your attention to the differences between living in the 'burbs and in a major city:
- We don't own a car.
- Our church has more single people than families.
- There's no pool or lake nearby to swim in.
- If we're only going a mile, we walk.
- We always wear purses across the chest, and never hang them on the back of a seat.
- No child expects to have his or her own room.
- Our grocery stores don't issue coupons (and don't accept computer-generated ones)
- We have a trash chute instead of a laundry chute.
- Kids' sports teams (and fields) are hard to find.
- We only buy as many groceries as we can wheel home in our granny cart.
- We have no attic or cellar in which to store things.