Saturday evening marked our first attendance at a Stanford Football game this season. Before witnessing the Cardinal whoop Wake Forest’s butts 68-24, Travis and I strolled into the Track Shop to see if they had any cute maternity clothes (because as much as I LOVE the Stanford t-shirt Lauren H. gifted me two years ago, it is just not fitting well over my newly formed bump!).
After hunting high and low and finding nothing to cover a pregnant lady’s bump, we did discover these…the very first pair of booties that will ever touch Abigail’s tiny newborn baby feet…
Why Stanford? Well, there’s a LOT of Stanford pride in our family – Travis attended the University where he played 4 years of Soccer and 1 of Football…my brother went there and played Volleyball…my Sister-in-Law went there as well…and I worked there at the Stanford Store in Tresidder for two summers and “dated” one of my brother’s Volleyball teammates (which together make my Stanford experience almost as legit as theirs…right?).
Anyway, I have a feeling these booties are only the beginning of Abby’s introduction to Stanford University. Are we breeding a future Stanford student? It’s possible. Are we going to be crazy parents who push our children to attend Universities they don’t want to? Absolutely not.
That being said, we will be encouraging Abby (and her future siblings) to focus on education and the importance of setting goals. And even though we’re not parents quite yet, we do know that we want nothing but the best for our children and we will do everything in our power to set them up for success – that’s what our parents did for us…and that’s what we’ll do for our children.
And in the event Abby does go to Stanford, she’ll always have these booties as a reminder of how motivated she was…straight out of the womb!
When did your parents start talking to you about College? Did they have you sporting Stanford-like booties at birth, or were they a little more reasonable?