Madness on the Prairie
Every March rolls around and the same thing happens. There’s a madness in the air I can’t ignore. My husband is constantly checking tournament scores, filling out his bracket, and filling us in on the highlights of college basketball while we eat spaghetti at the dinner table.
After almost twenty years of marriage, I have learned that it’s better to join in on the madness than try to eliminate it.
We love the NCAA tournament and all the craziness it brings into our home. I’m intrigued by the long-standing rivalries between legendary teams like UCLA vs. Arizona, Kentucky vs. Lousiville, Michigan vs. Michigan State, and of course our family favorite North Carolina vs. Duke. Last year, to my husband’s disappointment, the championship title went to Villanova. His bracket was toast after the first round!
In the spirit of the NCAA tournament, I thought it would be fun to look at the legendary rivalries on Little House on the Prairie. Each Friday in March, I’ll take a look at a prairie rivalry and how it added competition, perseverance, and humor to the series. With every rivalry comes a lesson to be learned and places to grow in character. We may even glean some wisdom for the rivalries in our own lives.
Laura and Nellie are the obvious first choice, we’ll look at this iconic rivalry next week while the tournament gets underway. For those of you who don’t enjoy basketball or the NCAA tourney, then why not watch Little House? I’ll be highlighting some unforgettable episodes for each rivalry so you will have plenty to keep you busy.
And if you have a minute, let me know what other Little House rivalries are your favorites?