Our across the street neighbors had 5 tickets to the Braves v. Pirates game. They are huge Pirates fans, but with a death in the family, were not going to be able to make it to the game in Atlanta (they were in Pittsburgh). Jim had to work the following morning so he didn't feel like he could stay up late and then be a productive employee with only a few hours of sleep. He suggested I call the biggest baseball fan we know...my brother, Ben! Thankfully, he and his family were able to make room in their schedule and met me and Maddox at Turner Field for the game on Wednesday night.
Maddox chatted the whole way to Atlanta...Mom, do you think it will take us long, Mom, do you think it's hot there, Mom, do you think they have popcorn, Mom, what do you think Cooper and Daddy are doing, Mom, Mom, Mom.....you get the picture! I answered his questions and entertained all of his crazy ideas. We always have a good time when it's just the two of us.
Once we parked and found Ben, Paige, and Anna Kate Maddox became silent. I think it all became quite overwhelming for him. He just looked around in amazement at everything...and there's a lot to see! He's been to Monster Jam and other events at Phillips Arena but this was different! It was so fun to see everything through his eyes. Of course, once he had a diet coke and a box of popcorn in his hands he was the happiest kid at the game!! He and Anna Kate had fun dancing and cheering. Maddox cheered hard for the Braves even when he had no idea what had happened!!!
It was a great time and I'm glad that I got to experience the fun with him!!
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