Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
We were gifted with tickets to the Dodgers vs. Brewers game this past Sunday. We all had a blast, of course, but since it's been about four years since our last baseball game, my memory conveniently blanked out on how to prepare for the joys-of-a-day-at-the-ball-park. Here are some helpful tips just in case you are going to a game in the upcoming future:
Tip #1 - Don't listen to the husband when he tells you that they will not let you into the stadium with the can of sunblock because it is a metal can.
Tip #2 - The big bag you stocked with cold water and goodies, to keep the kids from getting hungry, won't be allowed into the park unless it's less than 14 x 14 inches.
Tip #3 - Stadium seats are not insulated from the heat of the sun. Don't forget to bring towels unless you want to pay $29 for a shirt just to cover up your blistering hot seat that won't seem to cool down.
Tip #4 - Be prepared to buy a portable water fan to cool off whining oldest child.
Tip #5 - No matter how much you feed your family prior to the game, everyone will still be very hungry at the game.
Tip #6 - Whatever snacks you bring to try and save money, will be shunned for the ice cream and junk food vendors.
Tip #7 - When doing the "Wave", be wary of drunken neighbors who participate with drink in hand.
Tip #8 - Before sitting back into your seat, wipe off the spill made by drunken neighbor.
Tip #9 - Be prepared to speak very LOUDLY to the children when drunken neighbor spews off obsceneties.
Tip #10 - When husband does not return to his seat after a long time, do look for him. Chances are that he is sitting in a completely different section/row/seat not even realizing that he left you and the kids (well just one of the kids) in a completely different area.
All in all, we had a great time. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to take the kids to the game and to be able to spend time with our family.
Hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by:)