We recently went to a Giants/Mets baseball game on a whim. Mostly because it sounded fun, but also because my husband Rob loves sports (Go Giants! Warriors! 49ers!). I was shocked when I found that out when I first met him. My family didn't watch professional sports on TV growing up, and I never dated a guy who liked professional sports. I honestly thought sport fans were weird and dull. I used to think all that money and all the hype was such a waste. But Rob changed that for me.
I always tell people, watch one game with my husband, and you'll see sports aren't lame after all. Maybe it's because I love him to death, but he showed me that sports aren't for just for morons. They actually have some substance. Not that I'll ever watch a game by myself, but when I'm with him, he really makes it exciting and worthwhile. His enthusiasm is contagious.
Sometimes I get so frustrated when people dismiss sports fans as weird and dull even though I totally used to be one of them. The worst is when people make snide remarks. Makes me want to throw a Superbowl party and force them to come!
So when he proposed that we go to a Mets game, I was excited! It's a classic NYC activity. It wouldn't feel right if I lived here much longer and missed out on a professional sporting event. While we were there, Ella and Rob really bonded over the game. It was so cute to watch him explain the rules to her. I loved hearing her say, "Oh, so it's not a point, it's a run?" They cheered. They booed. Even when she got bored, she drew a picture of the baseball field. Such a sweetheart.
The boys, on the other hand, got antsy quickly. I took Owen around the entire stadium once. Then I picked up Oscar and did the same with him. They were stoked to get some one on one time for a change. We were also lucky the stadium was practically empty so the boys could run up and down the aisles without bugging anyone.
After a while, I got antsy too. I was happy to be the food runner. The bathroom runner. The photographer. I did sing my heart out to Take Me Out the The Ball Game. Love that part!
I'm shocked we lasted the whole game. Rob must have really worked his sports fan magic on my kids. Like I said, all it takes is one game!
PS Owen really wanted for me to buy him something, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Finally, I asked him to draw it for me (above). Can you guess what it is?
Below are more pictures of Owen. He's so happy when he's free to do whatever he wants.
Have you seen a professional sport recently? Like it or hate it?