Durwood bought the boys some head phone type ear protectors and they had been practicing wearing them at home. We settled into our seats and TOF obediently put his head gear on. TC, um yeah, not so cooperative and he wanted to move around. He started out on his mother's lap and moved to Whynot's lap where he jiggled to the floor and I gagged a little. Durwood scooped him up and tried again with the ear phones. Success! The show was just about to begin so we whipped out the fruit snacks and the binkie. Oh shush, I don't want to hear it. We do whatever we have to, to keep the child quiet. If he's 14 and still wants a binkie, so be it, at least he's quiet.
And lo and behold, the heavens opened and the angels sang and the child sat, quietly. Mesmerized by the action in the arena. Every time I looked over he was awestruck and clapping at the big trucks as they smashed cars in their path.
At barely seventeen months old, I'm pretty sure TC was the youngest fan there. He has found his niche and is well on his way to becoming a gearhead.
The moral of this story....you won't know until you try and try you must. We all had a very enjoyable time and Whynot has already asked me if we'll be invited to go again next year.
Big boy sitting next to his Pa.
Pay no attention to that binkie, TC is a big boy too!
Grave Digger had a little trouble at the start.
Look! It's Ira, our beer vendor from Wrigley Field.
Holy flying Batman car!
If you're in the Chicago area you can still see all the Monster Jam action at the Allstate Arena tomorrow, Sunday February 13th at 2 and 7:30. Kid's tickets are only $10. To save 33% on adult tickets use the promo code MOM at ticketmaster.com, the Allstate Arena box office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Disclaimer: My family received complimentary tickets to attend Monster Jam.
I received no monetary compensation and the opinions are my own.