Isn't my date cute?!?!
Last year, we started taking the boys out individually for special outings. Last night, it was my turn to take Jack out. The choice of what to do with our #1 Cubs fan was pretty obvious. He has been talking about going to Wrigley Field FOREVER!!
Do you think he looks excited??
Most of the time, it is really hard, and expensive to buy tickets to a Cubs game and our summer was so busy we did not manage to squeeze in a game. I discovered a couple of weeks ago that there were still tickets available to see the Cubs play the Nationals this week. The fact that the Nationals kind of stink was a bonus to us. We definitely did not want to see the Cubs lose!
Since school has already started, we had to go to a night game. Our choice was Tuesday night or Wednesday night. When I asked Jack which game he wanted to go to, after a lot of thought he told me that he wanted to go to Wednesday night because "the Cubs usually lose the first game of the series when they play Washington and they win the rest". Well, ok then. I wasn't going to argue with that.
In preparation of the "big day", Jack has been doing his research. He has been reading his baseball books and googling "Wrigley Field". He wanted to be prepared. He discovered that pizza and a sundae in a helmet were *THE* things to eat at Wrigley Field. Hmmm....Ok.
Jack also learned that our seats were in a good location for catching a foul ball. So, he made sure to bring his baseball mitt and got into the "ready position" each time a left hander was up to bat.
I'm sure the people seated in front of us loved his "ready position".
We ended up having such a good time!! Jack was into everything. He checked everything out, read every sign and talked the entire. time. we. were. there!!! It was so cute and so much fun!
Thankfully, Jack's prediction came true and the Cubs managed to pull out a win. It was a lot of fun for Jack and I to sing and dance to "Go Cubs Go" at Wrigley Field instead of in our family room. Woo Hoo!!!
As a funny side note, last night was MY first NIGHT game at Wrigley Field.
I never imagined that when I watched the Cub's first night game, when I was 17 years old and on vacation with my family, that it would take me 21 years to actually be at Wrigley for a night game and it would be with my cute 7 year old.