RobDIKUM wrote:So how was it Bada???
for the most part it was a disaster! Well, I take that back... we spent time together as a family so that was great but we did not even make it to the end of the 1st qtr before we had to leave.
We had a great dinner at Amici's so that was cool. My 3 year old has never been to a sporting event before and he was checking everything out during pregame. However during player introductions they shoot off this "cannon" style explosion. Sounds like 10 sticks of dynamite goes off. I am used to loud noises but this literally made me jump out of my seat.
Naturally I look over to my 3 year old who is TERRIFIED by that sound. I mean that was LOUD!!!! I mean REALLY loud. He buried his head into my chest but I calmed it down thinking ok, we are done with that.
Meanwhile, my 7 year old and wife are having a blast. So am I. Really fast game and being a former defensive back, it was interesting watching how they defended that "forward motion" stuff. Wow, what a tough job for a DB.
Well, the Sabercats get the opening kickoff and much to my dismay, when they score a TD, the dynamite explosion goes off again. I think to myself... "uh oh... I think arena games are like 60-50... if they do this after every score, we are in trouble." After assuring my 3 year old there would be no more explosions, he hears the one after the score and jumps into my arms and grabs me around the neck. My wife pried him from my neck and took him to the concourse area and talked with him. he said he wanted to go home and was scared but he was a trooper and decided to give it another try.
Well the Sabercats scored again and BOOM! again! For F*ck's sake! This time Dylan has a death grip on me... pretty much cutting off my oxygen supply. In the time my wife and I are discussing what we should do, the Sabercats force a fumble and the very next play... TD. BOOM!!!!
Now my 3 year's whole body is SHAKING in fear and is crying hysterically. Decision was simple at that point. Time to go home!
My older son was bummed by I promised to take him to a game without his brother.
That part sucked but that is the life of a parent!