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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sometimes you have to break the rules!

On Monday night, the Red Sox were playing in game 5 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Red Sox went into that game with the series tied 2-2.  Peter decided he should wear his Red Sox gear to help cheer the team to victory. 

Peter wanted me to take his picture and email it to my husband's family members and to post it on Facebook.  So, of course, I obliged.

We were going to let Peter stay up a little past his bedtime so he could watch more of the game but apparently after we sent him up to bed around 9:30, he went into my room, turned the TV on, and watched the game.  I headed up to bed at 10:15 and he wast still up watching the game.  I sent him downstairs to finish watching the game with his dad. I didn't have the heart to send him to bed.  He was thrilled. 

And they won which meant that the series was heading back to Boston and that we only needed one more win!

Last night at 8:00 we all (Sarah included because even though she isn't a sports fan, she didn't want to be left out) gathered around the TV.

I  knew (because sometimes you just feel these things in your bones) that the Red Sox were going to win.  So I wanted to make it a little more special.  I made a batch of these and we enjoyed them as we watched the game.

The Red Sox had a big lead early and we were feeling good.  I knew since Peter had watched all of game 5 that there was no way he was going to bed if there was a chance the Red Sox could win the World Series. 

My husband, who is a lifelong Red Sox fan, didn't get to experience the Red Sox winning a World Series until he was 38 years old and I knew he wasn't going to let Peter miss the opportunity to see them win.  Because as he says, "You never know when it will happen again."

Sarah was starting to get tired but she continued to persevere.  I finally convinced her to go to bed at 10:15. Even though my kids go to bed at 8:30 on school nights and lights out is at 9:00 they are usually both still awake when I go to bed at 10:00.  So 10:15 isn't quite as bad as it sounds.

I stayed downstairs with the boys because I wanted to see the game to the end but I fell asleep on the couch around 11:00 as they were heading into the 8th inning.  I could hear Dan and Peter talking and then finally I drifted off  until I was awakened to sounds of clapping and screams of "That's it!  That's the last out!  The Red Sox are the champions!"

I opened my eyes in time to see Peter shirtless, wearing only his Red Sox hat and pajama bottoms leaping from couch to coffee table and back again.  The phone rang and it was Uncle Bob calling to talk about the game with Peter.

Dan let Peter watch some of the post game celebrations and then sent him off to bed around 11:45.  YIKES!  That's really late for a school night!

Peter was a little grumpy this morning and begged to stay home from school but after breakfast he perked up.  And it helped that today is Dress Down Day at their school and they can wear whatever they want.  Needless to say, Peter went to school in a Red Sox tee-shirt.

It was a great night and I'm glad I let Peter stay up to watch the game.  Hopefully he will remember the evening forever.

Sometimes, you've got to break the rules!

Here we are this summer, heading into a Red Sox game.  Aren't we cute in our Red Sox gear?!


Billie Jo said...

Love that family picture!!!!

Colleen said...

It is so exciting!! That family picture is very when you come out again next summer with the new baby, you will tell me...right??

Mari said...

I think that was a good time to break the rules - memory making!

Kim said...

He will remember it! I remember a similar incident and memory with my Dad in the NCAA tournament watching the Tarheels win. Good call Mom and congrats Boston!