Tonight Phoebe yelled very loudly and excitedly, “ROLL TIDE!” and I said, “No, we don’t say Roll Tide! We say Hotty Toddy!” She thought for a second and said, “No I say Roll Tide.” Then she asked me, “Mama, what do you say?” And I told her, “I say Hotty Toddy.” She said, “No you say War Eagle!” I told her, “No I do not say Roll Tide or War Eagle, but I do say Hotty Toddy.” Then Rick came in and tried to get her to say Go Dogs! She eventually said both Hotty Toddy and Go Dogs, but I don’t think I’ve convinced her to give up the Roll Tide yet.
So yes, my daughter is not 3 yet and this state is already brainwashing her that you are either Alabama or Auburn. There is no third option. We will have to work harder at convincing her otherwise. 🙂