Take Me Out to the Ball Game

As our Little League season starts to wind down, I find myself looking forward to having some more free time. As much as I love watching the boys play, not having 3 nights of practice and/or games a week along with 2 games every Saturday is starting to sound pretty awesome. And, honestly, I spend most of their game chasing the toddler-baby all over ballpark, so I get to watch very little of their games anyway. I’m ready for a break.

But…the end of Little League season doesn’t mean that I won’t be taking in any more baseball games. In fact, that’s exactly what we are planning to do for Mother’s Day.

If you’d asked me three, five or even ten years ago, I can say pretty honestly that I wouldn’t have considered ever spending a Mother’s Day at a baseball game. It’s certainly not the first thing I would choose to do on “my” day, and Mother’s Day is all about  mom, right? Riiiight.

That’s something they don’t tell you in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. You may get a card and possibly candy or a homemade breakfast, but you’ll get to a point where your Mother’s Day plans will revolve around doing something your kids will enjoy. Brunch and mimosas are lovely, but I’d spend the entire time listening to my kids whine and complain. And spending $45 per person on breakfast is just not something I’m on board with.

So when my kids were begging us last week to go to a Dodgers game, we took a look at the schedule and decided that Mother’s Day was just as good a day as any. It’s hard to complain about spending a (hopefully) lovely day outside, doing something your family enjoys, even if it’s not necessarily the first thing you’d choose to do.

I may not be getting a fancy brunch with mimosas, but there’s a Dodger Dog and giant ice cold beer with my name on it. And I’m okay with that.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Evie keeping her hands warm with her aunt's sweatshirt.

Evie has seen three college baseball games in her young life. And she loves them. Seriously. The little babe sits there transfixed -clearly just staring at the cute baseball players run around bases. I think most people find the sport to be a little… uh… slow? I love that she loves it because I love a good excuse to eat trashy nachos.

We met another 3 year old boy who was a huge baseball fan. How is it that these little nuggets can sit there for 9 whole innings? I barely can. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a good game… but sometimes the 7th inning stretch singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” can’t come soon enough!

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