I got the day off from The Detroit News. I was making plans to go to Michigan Stadium this Saturday to see my alma mater Central Michigan University take on the University of Michigan in the first college football game of the season.
I was not expecting a huge upset. I was not expecting to scare the Wolverines. I simply wanted to see my school in The Big House and enjoy the tailgates and festivities afterwards.
Then Celine’s soccer schedule came out and of course she has a weekend soccer tournament north of Chicago the entire weekend. There is a game Saturday morning at 7 and another at 1 pm.
I chose Celine over the Chippewas. And I did it without hesitation.
I will admit a part of me said “damn.” Why couldn’t the tournament be the following weekend? Why couldn’t Michigan and CMU play a week later? The bottom line though is when you chose your kids, you are making the right decision 99 percent of the time.
I love to see her play. I love when we talk about her game afterwards. And I even love to see her running around in the hotel with teammates, jumping in the pool and enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.
There will be more college football games for me to attend. However, the clock is ticking on the number of soccer games I can see Celine play in.
Family is thicker than anything, even on a college football Saturday.