We are having our very first Super Bowl Party ever, complete with poppers, buffalo wings, and chips. In the past we have been opposed to this idea. We did get invited to a Super Bowl Party once, we went and had a total blast, but we never dreamed of having one ourselves. Not because it’s against the teachings of the church. When they teach us about keeping the Sabbath Day holy they give only a few specific guidelines as to what that entails. Most of it is left up to our own discretion to decide what we feel the Lord would have us do. We, the Hill family, have decided not to watch TV on Sundays. We don’t enforce our family rule on other people and we aren’t overly strict about it. When we go to other people’s houses who don’t have that same rule, we don’t make our kids sit in the corner while everyone else is watching a Disney movie. But we don’t do it in our home.
Technically, this party isn’t in our home. Living in the mountains we don’t get TV reception and we haven’t bought cable or satellite service, so we’re at Grandpa’s house for the party. But since it’s just Grandpa, Grandma and us here, it’s really our party. Why have we decided to change our mind about the Super Bowl? Because the Steelers are playing. My 9-year-old, loves the Steelers and he is a huge football fan. He goes on ESPN.com every day to check rankings. He has hundreds of football cards. He even started a football card trading fad at school. And he is completely obsessed with the Steelers.
He’s such a sweet boy who finally has a passion for something and we figure that we are spending time with family (a good Sabbath Day activity) and technically it’s not breaking the Sabbath, so why not make an exception to our rule to make a little boy’s day?