We are not a basketball sort of family. But every once in a while it is nice to push yourself outside your comfort zone.
So with no more insight that knowing how to read a sports bracket, all five Abbetts took individual shots at creating An NCAA Bracket Of Awesomness.
We are a high stakes betting family here. I arranged a prize that is truly beyond all prizes.
Winner picks ice cream flavor.
This was a BIG deal for me. I like nuts. My favorite is Butter Pecan. I had already announced that Butter Pecan would rule the freezer if I won. Or maybe one of BP and the other a mocha-peanut butter- nutty something or other. Can you believe I'd be so mean to my family, where all three of my boys dislike nuts?
|Luke and Levi with all 5 of our brackets predictions|
Since none of us has ever picked anything from the brackets, our family rule involved no money but we did have a huge handicap -- we were able to tally all our wins from the beginning of the series. Finally this past Sunday -- once the national championship contenders were lined up -- I was able to see who are big winner was:
I'm happy to say that this was a really fun diversion for March. It has really helped boost our spirits and we've enjoyed a friendly rivalry. This is definitely a new family tradition, and I'm sure the stakes will be even higher next year.
Winner selects ice cream AND toppings.