do you think I should start letting him down gently now?
we have just made a book together which comprised of pictures (he drew, well scribbled) while I wrote the score (that he wanted) and all the scores were 10-0 or 9-0 to England.
He's not a great loser at the best of times - we haven't had to see many losses this year because of who we support but I fear the poor boy is about to learn lesson number 1 in the emotional trauma that is Supporting England.
Ah bless him, sometimes you have to tell them that they aint always right (even though it makes life a bit easier if you agree with them!) I'm not looking forward to ds1 reaching that age! GL with breaking the news about england not winning the wc (i hope we at least get to the finals!) i love footy!
I think you probably should start to gently paint the picture that it may not happen. I can remember sitting watching the first ever Lottery draw with dh's cousin (then 3) and she was so convinced that they were going to win (unfortunately her mum had mad the mistake of saying if they did she would quit her job -long hours - and spend more time at home with her). Obviously they didn't win and the poor girl was totally inconsolable for days. .
Foxinsocks - my ds (nearly 5) is the same. Totally obsessed at the moment. Fortunatly, being Bradford City fans we are used to watching them lose (well most of this season it's been draws) so he's been getting used to the idea that you don't have to support the best teams.
As far as the World cup goes (the Final is on his birthday so the excited build up is going to be a nightmare & started weeks ago), we've told him that even though England are a good team, one of our best players is injured so we might not be lucky this time. He seems ok with that idea.