Does your family have a traditional sports jersey number?
What mssc wrote with this: Our oldest girls are 4-4.5 years apart in age. We had a daughter playing varsity softball for 13 straight years. Each Callegan girl wore the #6 on their jersey. So everyone came to understand that the #6 was our daughter. They were each VERY good at their positions (may be bragging but it is true)!
Now that our younger kids are beginning youth sports they to are wearing the #6. AND both of our grandsons are both wearing #6 on their T-ball jerseys.
In high school, when Sue played basketball she was number 25. So when Sue graduated, I looked up to her, so of course I wanted that number!! That was my number then for a couple of years. That was also the number I took for playing softball.
Ah shucks Jenny!!!!
My family hasn’t really done sports to that extent. I don’t remember what number any of us wore during our very short sports careers. Apparently it wasn’t a “family tradition” thing for us.
What was a tradition was our geekiness. The college-prep teachers in high school used to talk about us after we graduated. Me in particular, because I used to tick off the teachers with my disgust for anything arbitrary. For example, I hated the requirement to “show my work” when I always did the math problems in my head. “Step 1, step 2 . . . step 6” – what a waste of time, just to prove what the right answer proves anyway. The math teacher was still griping to his class about this when my youngest sister (13 years my junior) was in his class. I seem to recall my niece (who graduated HS last year) mentioning similar comments in the current decade. So I guess we have a legacy of sorts, jersey or no.
I was the only one who played sports throughout high school (immediate family) so there was no passing of numbers.
No. We all have our own favorite numbers but none of them are the same.
Nope. I never played sports. Jason is a #17 freak! Bailey didn’t want that. He changed a couple years. Sometimes you have to take the number you are given. Now that he is in Fall ball, and you can have any name or number you want on your back, he went with #99~Bailz, and that seems to be sticking. 🙂 He won’t be able to have that in school, though. Not sure what he’ll do then.
No passing down jersey numbers here.
I sure miss those days.