[Jer while assembling the boys new sports themed mobile that HE carefully picked out]
"This stupid random red ball is supposed to go in the middle of the mobile, but I'm going to put the football in the middle because football is the ULTIMATE sport. Also, you're lucky I'm leaving this soccer ball on here."
Well, okay then.
And that's exactly how I found it a couple hours later when I went in to get the boys up from their nap. I guess there's nothing like passing your own biases onto your children. : )