Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Daddy's Date

I'm not a huge sports fan, although I do enjoy a good Vikings game every now and then.

But last night I had a rare opportunity to do something different. One of my co-workers had two spare tickets to the Twins game yesterday, and being that they had the opportunity to "clinch" a playoff spot, I thought it would be fun to go.

The seats were prime real estate, right behind home plate and only 28 rows up! The only problem was all three of my kids wanted to go with me. So my wife did the only proper thing, and held a "whoever guesses the number I've written down gets to go" lottery. The lucky winner? My daughter Roseanna!

So it was a date, and an extremely fun date at that.

In the course of the evening we got to spend an hour on the drive just "chatting," ride the new light rail line from the Park and Ride to the Metrodome, eat some stadium junk food and watch a killer baseball game.

Bottom line is we had some fantastic daddy/daughter time together. Sure it would have been easier and more convenient to spend another lazy Monday night at home, but these types of opportunities present themselves too rarely and I think should be seized whenever possible.

Oh, and by the way, the Twins did beat the Royals to clinch the playoffs so that was fun too.

But for me, that was just icing on the cake.

11 comments:

Linda said...

That brought back wonderful memories of a Twins game that Curtis and I went to over Spring Break when he was about your daughter's age. Second row up at third base, ate hot dogs and popcorn, and afterwards he stood outside and got some players' autographs. One of the best times I ever had with him. Thanks!

Harmonica Man said...

Yeah, every now and then you get the chance to do something alone with just one of your kids. Those times usually provide some pretty lasting memories.

Jennine said...

What a great way to introduce your daughter to the Man Cry. I love how Mrs Harmonica thinks.

Mooselet said...

Did Mom do something fun with the boys to ease their disappointment? While I don't like watching baseball on tv, there's nothing like being out at a game.

Mom said...

Beautiful!!! I love it when I hear about you doing things with your kids. What a neat way that was to decide who got to go to the game!!!It was great they won--that makes it a lot more fun!! I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and hearing you play and sing Thurs. night!!!

Heather said...

Awwww. A date with your daughter. That really is sweet. Craig used to take M out for breakfast every Saturday morning when little man K was an infant. He still takes her out sometimes, but not on a regular basis. Sometimes it's better that it's not all the time. They appreciate it more. Maybe.

Jenny said...

That is AWESOME!

I can't wait until Hailey is old enough for stuff like that.

You are such a rockin dad.

wendy boucher said...

What a great time! I love baseball and I'm trying to infect Girlie with a little baseball fever. So far she likes peanuts and cotton candy. It's a start.

onetallmomma said...

Lucky Daughter, Lucky Dad!

Anonymous said...

LIke my husband says, you never know when you are making a memory!
great post!

Waya said...

Ahh, she will treasure this as much as you will! That was precious. I can't wait to have dates with my 3 y/o (after he's over his torturous three stage) and my other shadow, 18 month old daughter, when she gets out of diaper.