As a parent I have learned to not have high expectations. That sounds so cynical, but I can't tell you how many times I plan something, have it all figured out in my head how it's going to go and it ends up going the complete opposite. This happened enough that I just stopped having expectations of how something may go and just decided that we would roll with the punches once we got there.
Last night was a Getty Owl fundraiser at the Sacramento River Cats. We decided to go as a family and met up with some friends there. I was ready to go, stay for about an hour and leave. I just couldn't imagine Leyton staying in a seat very long.
This was one of those moments that I was blown away and so happy with how the night went. He hung out, he made us laugh, he ate snacks and was just all around adorable.
By the 6th inning I told him that if he made it the whole time there would be fireworks. Up until this point the only fireworks he knows are the ones you do in front of your house. Even as the words came out of my mouth I realized that 3 more full innings could take forever.
Thing is, he made it! He hung out the whole time and in the end was AMAZED at the fireworks.
Now when he sees the ballpark he says, "Mommy, that's where the baseball is. We should really go again."