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.
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