I wasn’t going to let them stay up, it was a school night after all, and I’m a stickler for bedtime. But as I heard the girls singing in their beds and there were only 2:00 left to play in the half, I decided to break the rules. Katy Perry is their favorite after all! But of course the two minutes ended up taking nearly twenty minutes, so lots interesting football questions and discussion ensued!
Lila: “Are the white guys the bad guys?”
Me: “No people thought they cheated, but it turns out they may not have.”
Lila: “Well I like the blue ones better, the pelican is cute.”
Me: “That’s a Seahawk.”
On Protective Gear
Lila: “Why do they wear those hats, so they don’t get hurt?”
Me: “That’s right – but they’re called helmets.”
Lila: “They need helmets for their knees and arms too. Like Baymax”
Emy (age 3): “Why do they fall down so much?”
Me: “It’s called tackling. It’s part of the game.”
Emy: “How come they get to tackle and I can’t jump on Lila?”
Me: “Because it’s part of football, and they wear clothes that protect them. You aren’t allowed to tackle and wrestle in the house.”
Emy: “Awwww…that’s not fair! I want to play that game with Lila!”
I wish I had a picture of the girls reaction when Katy Perry came out on that Liger…wide mouth gapes of surprise and delight. Roar is their fav too, so it was worth the wait and the lenghty halftime recap segments.
Lila: “She looks beautiful! I could draw fire like that!”
Me: “I bet you could have made a better costume than that.”
Seriously what was that outfit? It’s the Super Bowl, I get whimsical, but you couldn’t have called the Kardashians and had boatloads of Swarovski crystals brought in?!
Lila: “Um…those dancing trees and sharks…is this Yo Gabba?
Me; “No it looks like it though!”
Still fun to watch though! And it appears the dancing sharks were more popular than the actual performance on twitter…this is worth the scroll!
On Missy Elliot
Lila: “what is this music?”
Me: “It’s rap, they talk instead of sing to the music.”
Lila: “Oh I like it.”
Clearly I’m not playing enough mainstream music, note to self, dump the Disney DVD’s and fork up the $10 bucks a month for satellite radio. But I loved Missy and wanted to get up and get my freak on. (yeah I sound old typing that.)
Lila: “I thought you said they were funny.”
Me: “Me too. They used to be.”
No they weren’t as funny as years past, but on a serious note, the #LikeAGirl ad was super powerful. It’s amazing to me in such a short time they were able to create such an enormously meaningful ad. Well done by an impeccable brand, something we all need to remember as we try to empower and inspire our girls to love and believe in themselves. Here’s the full version.
All in all a fab Super Bowl in my opinion. A thriller that came down to the end, decent commercials, and a halftime show I could actually let my kids watch.
What I want to know is, how the heck did she change outfits so quickly?? We put the kids to bed at halftime, so I missed most of the show, which I really wasn’t too sad about.
I love Lila’s pelican comment and Emy’s about tackling. You need to get her on a youth football team 😉
Softball for Emy! I’m thinking she had the costumes stacked underneath right?
The Dusty Parachute says
My 5 year old just kept on asking: “Where are the Packers?” 🙂
Janine Huldie says
OK, their conversation was actually even better then the game and the half-time put together. My girls also watched the half-time show as both my girls also love her and Roar, especially my 4 year old, who calls it “The Soccer Song” as they always played it during her first summer soccer season two summers ago 🙂
It’s so much fun writing these things down, I need to do them more often!
OMG. The dancing shark memes. My day just got better.
yeah told you that was worth the scroll!
The Imp says
Here, they all perked up and yelled, “The Madagascar 3 song!”
And I admit, I’m cynical. The Always commercial made me snort and say, “Sure. Dove started the campaign, and now they’re jumping on the bandwagon.”
So I totally get that….but did Dove focus on kids?
Hahaha! That shark post was….wait for it…JAWESOME! At least your kids asked football questions. Someone told us to enjoy the game while we were out getting pizza and my son said, “What game?”. They said the Superbowl and he said, “What’s that?”. LOL
Oh, this is so funny! Scarlet is always saying, “Which team do we want to win??”
Des could not care less.
During half-time, though, Scarlet perked up. She loves a few Katy Perry songs so when she realized that’s who it was she said, “Oh happy day! I love her!”
I asked if the halftime show was an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba, too! Smart kids! Love their commentary.
Rabia @TheLiebers says
There were a few ads, but mostly they were too serious for the Super Bowl. My kids loved the halftime show, though. Even if it was kinda strange!
Creative Mama Renee says
Can we call them the SeaPelicans now?
I was really excited about the animatronic lion, but then it turned out to not actually be animatronic… but Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot! Totally brought me back to high school dances!
High School?! God I’m old!
Tricia the Good Mama says
Okay, I agree with everything you wrote. I wasn’t a fan of Katie Perry’s costumes. I did think she did a good job though. And, YES, the commercials were a bit depressing this year. What was up with that?! I did love the #likeagirl commercial though, but I saw that one before. Your kids’ questions are adorable.
thanks! They crack me up when we watch “adult” tv together. You’ll be there soon!
We hate the patriots so we were outraged when the Seahawks gave the game away at the end. My daughter loved the Katy Perry bit too.
I go with the team whose color I like best too. 🙂 I would have cheered for the blue people too. (Not a clue about football)
i barely watched any of it. i’m too talkative at parties… and i couldn’t get my kids to stop playing to really pay attention to half time!
So cute! I love hearing kids’ takes on things. The whole Super Bowl thing is kind of weird when you think about it, and no one can point that out quite like kids!
Haha! Your girls are super cute. We totally missed the whole Superbowl this year. Our cable went out at about 5 p.m. and didn’t start up until the next morning!
don’t you live in Arizona? So funny and sorry you missed it!
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
Awesome and it totally DID look like Yo Gabba Gabba! LOL – I love that! Genius!
Thanks for sharing… these were the best laughs!
Not at the Super Bowl but still a football favorite – after a Viagra commercial listed all of the side effects, my 8 year old said, “I don’t get it. It just doesn’t seem worthy the risk.”