Monday, August 11, 2008

Cubs, Cards and Kids

I did something Sunday night I normally wouldn't. I let my almost five-year-old go stay up until 10:00p.m. As many of you know, he is not a great sleeper so any little change in his sleeping pattern usually results in drastically negative consequences. However, my husband got 4th row tickets to the Cards/Cubs game in Chicago and then the game was switched to a night game and there was just no way around it. What would you do? Sell the tickets? Leave the little Cubbie fan at home? I just couldn't pass up the chance. This was our son's first game at Wrigley Field.

I took a risk and it was totally worth it! The little guy got some one-on-one with mom and dad and he had an absolute blast! He sang "Take me out to the ballgame." He had the biggest smile on his face! He picked out a gift for himself and his little brother at the gift shop. It was "quality" time he really needed.

Then, he slept on the way home and went right to bed with no tears. (We didn't get home until 12:30a.m.!) He woke up this morning happy and was telling his baby brother all about the big city of Chicago (the beach, huge buildings and the guy playing the drums right on the street)! It was so cute!

How old were your kids when you took them to their first professional game?

BTW, if you get this story through a feed, make sure you click on the link to see pictures from the game.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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Diane Vespa said...

When they switched the game to a night game you should have immediately called me and sold me the tickets!! Ha ha... Of course, you did the right thing, Jen. One night being up late won't hurt them.. in fact could do some good. I'm glad you had a great time. The pics are AWESOME!!! I am so jealous.

Diane Vespa said...

That guys name just kills me! said...

Totally crazy name! I do feel bad for him. That had to be horrible to hear people buthcer it and make fun of it his first few months here!

Jen too :) said...

Remember this Jen? Go Cubs! We took our son to Game 6 October 2003 (NLCS) to the Cubs vs. Florida Marlins Game in Chicago when Steve Bartman reached over and caught the fly ball that was meant for outfielder Moises Alou. This was our son's first Cub Game. It was an exciting game to take our almost 2 1/2 yr old son to. It changed the momentum of the series for the Cubs and they ended up not making it to the World Series that year.

Maria said...

OK. Not baseball, but at 3 weeks, I took my son to his first professional basketball game-- in Germany-- to watch my husband play. I considered taking him at 1 week, but well... that seemed too soon. LOL! said...

Maria, I definitely think you beat me with 3 weeks old! Too Funny!

Jen, Oh yes, I remember. I am a Cardinal's fan (from St. Louis)but my husband is a die hard Cub's fan. We actually talked about the Bartman ball at the game and showed our son where the incidence happened. What a memorable game for your little one!

In his sleep last night, my son was saying I am not a Cardinal's fan. I think my husband has brainwashed him. I couldn't stop laughing!

Rachael said...

We haven't taken our boys to a professional game yet, but I'm sure it's coming soon. So glad you guys had a good time!

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