If you love football and are expecting a new addition to the family, you will likely want to start early indoctrinating them into the life of a Seattle Seahawk 12. Seattle babies come into the world screaming, but that’s because they’re getting their lungs ready for football games. Babies born in the Pacific Northwest are the lucky ones because they automatically joint the elite club of 12’s. If there’s a little 12 on the way, then there’s a good chance that they will learn early on about what it means to be a Seahawks fan.
Before Baby 12 even arrives they are bound by the rules:
- All fans wear blue on Fridays and game days, and there is no age restriction. Dress the newest fan up in some game day gear, but make sure they are warm enough in case it’s cold out. A safe bet is a Seahawks onesie, green and blue socks, and a beanie.
- Don’t stand up during a play. As the saying goes, it’s only weird if it doesn’t work. If there is a play in progress, everyone must stay where they are.
- SCREAM as loudly as possible during touchdowns! Remember that it gets very noisy during games, even if they’re just in the family room. Baby 12 might be more comfortable wearing noise-canceling headphones.
Giving the nursery a Hawks theme is a fun, gender-neutral idea that easily transitions a baby into a child. Treat its decor like any other Seahawks-themed room. Some tips include:
- Buy crib sheets in shades of blue and green, or find custom orders online. Do the same with other linens like curtains and blankets.
- Frame special jerseys and retired t-shirts and hang them on Baby’s walls.
- Don’t forget about the 12 motif! Find creative ways to subtly add the number 12 around the room.
The Real Experience
Whenever it feels as though Baby can handle it, take them and their headphones to an actual game! The atmosphere and buzz of excitement at a Seahawks game really can’t be matched. The tiny 12 might be young, but experiences matter; if nothing else, it’s a great time for family bonding.
Pacific Northwesterners are proud of their culture and their reputation. They support their team in good times and bad, and what’s better: they teach their children to do the same. The spirit of the 12s continues to live on.