If you know our family really well you would know that we are pretty big Chicago Cubs fans. David got the wonderful opportunity to get comp tickets from work. We couldn’t have asked for a better seats or better weather.
I will admit the sun was a little too hot for the little ones the first 3 innings. At First Aid there is a family room with areas to feed or change the little ones plus it’s air conditioned. Rafael and I hung out there for a couple innings and after a while Gabriel came by with his dad.
“Look, it’s David DeJesus! It’s the only player I can remember by name!” -Me
Around the 6th inning we came back to our seats to enjoy the shade, just in time for the 7th inning stretch.
Here’s Rafael after flirting up a storm with our neighbors. He napped twice in my arms, which is the most any of my children have slept while we are out at a noisy event.
Sundays at Wrigley Field are Kids Sundays. The first 1,000 kids into the park can get wristbands to run the bases on the field. That was by far the coolest thing we did that day (Unless you think about all the spit that we probably stepped on!).
David ran the bases with Gabriel. In the picture below you can see David (wearing the backpack) is holding onto Gabriel’s hand. We honestly didn’t think he would actually do it but he ran the whole time. Rafael hung out with me in the Ergo.
The concourse after the game was pretty empty. There were still people waiting around to get autographs.
It was a very long and exciting day for everyone. We thought Gabriel would knock out in the car but he stayed up the entire time. That meant he didn’t nap AT ALL for the first time in his life. He was a trooper. The next morning all he wanted was to go see baseball so that’s a good sign that he enjoyed himself too.
There are over 20 drafts in my dashboard that haven’t been published. Every time I reread them all I can hear are complaints of everything that has happened the last 4 months. Yes, the last year has been super hard, everyone who has had a child knows it’s hard to even have just one. As I took a shower after both of the kids were finally asleep and my husband went back to work (yes, at 10pm), I had an epiphany of sorts. I need to STOP COMPLAINING and look at the bigger picture!
All I could remember from my day were all the tantrums my toddler threw because “I do it!”, instead of remembering all the kisses and hugs he gave me unprompted. Or how frustrated I was with my husband for not picking up after himself instead of focusing how hard he worked all day, yet still made time to take a family walk and give the baby a bath before bed.
I’m making the effort now to slow down. Think before I speak/yell. Most importantly, listen. If I don’t listen I might miss something sweet come out of my little guys lips.
We let our toddler use the iPad or my phone occasionally. We’ve purchased apps that he can only use for 15 mins a day. Sometimes a little longer if we play together.
He isn’t allowed to play with daddy’s phone since it’s his work phone. Sometimes daddy forgets to lock it right away if he leaves it unattended for whatever reason.
Today I asked David for a glass of water. Two seconds later Gabriel took full advantage of his phone.