Everyone who knows my kiddos, knows that they are huge Cub fans. I can't explain why but it began with their dad. This is hard considering we come from Cardinal territory. We had Fr. Tom Keller visiting us and he is a priest from deep within St. Louis, a.k.a. Cardinal territory. He always brings up this rival and he and J share a few jabs at each other's favorite teams. The kiddos have all grown to be a part of these "debates" about the better team. Father even sent the kiddos Cub beach towels after one of his previous visits. So around him the kids are always ready to insult the Cardinal baseball team and defend their own team the Cubbies.
So as we were doing some sight-seeing with Father Keller during his last visit. In conversation he brought up his plans to visit Rome before the year is out. He might be headed to the instillation of a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. Bagel within ear shot and not understanding the difference between the baseball team and the leaders of the Catholic Church blurted out her distain for this plan.
"I hope you don't. I hate them. Why would you ever want to go and see that junk?"
While trying to understand why she was being so vile to Father, I asked what she had against Rome.
Bagel replied with, "I don't know anything about Rome but I do know we like the Cubs a lot more than we like any of those dumb old Stinkin' Cardinals."
We all had a good laugh over that one.