JD and I have a cool mother-son relationship—after all, it’s just us. I have no prob doing what society considers traditional, ahem, guy things with my son. I take him to karate, round the bases at Little League and even dig for bugs—dirt in my manicured fingernails and all! Heck yeah!
And JD has come to love my passions, too. We’re both book worms. We frequent museums together, see musicals and do art projects. My kiddo is a real artist and I take pride in the fact that he prob took a liking to this because of me. But these days, I can honestly say, I’ve come to like things I normally wouldn’t because of my lil dude. He opened many doors for me, too.
This past weekend I went to Monster Jam at Izod Center with Uncle Bri, JD and his little friend, Shane. It was loud, smelly, dusty, crowded and noisy—and it was fun! A whole new experience for us all. Seeing JD and Shane (and, um Uncle Bri) run up to the monster trucks and drivers during the Pit Party was adorable. The three of them were like kids in a candy shop.
It was pretty bada*s to see a woman driver standing proudly behind her Quad. “Right on,” I said to her. She smiled. Scarlet Bandit, the pink monster truck, was epic and the color of watermelon … watermelon lip gloss! It was glorious to see little girls running around cheering “Scaaaaaar-LET!” in their tiny fan tees. Show your kids all the Monster Jam trucks here.
It was wonderful to have Shane along with us, too. Like JD, he’s an only child, but lives with his mom and dad. He has an Uncle Brian too, which JD finds fascinating. I love exposing JD to different types of families and at the same time pointing out similarities. “Shane has an Uncle Bri, too!”
Here’s a look back at our special day! I’ll never forget it. And yes, folks, my ears are still ringing. Vrrroooooooom!!
Take a peek at the Monster Jam Kids Zone. They have printable coloring pages. (JD loves!)
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