June 18 12

Could also be titled: Ali is not above bribing her children for two minutes of joy.

Could also be titled: Why Isabella might never go to a Blue Jays game again.

Yesterday was Father’s Day. I didn’t buy the father of my children any expensive gifts, unless you count the gift guide samples I got sent in the mail from Indigo, which I do. “Here honey! Indigo wants me to put this awesome s’mores kit and cool beer glass and hipster book in our gift guide. Tell me if you like them! Oh, and also, Happy Father’s Day to you!” But, alas, lest you think I’m the worst wife in the world, I *did* let him sleep in until 11, I did let him take his son to the Blue Jays game to sit in the second row over the dugout, and I did go see Prometheus with him after not having ever seen an Alien movie ever in my whole life. Not too shabby, if you ask me. 

So, while the dad and his boy sat in the second row, the mom and the girls and this lovely lady bought tickets off of a scalper and settled into our LAST ROW OF THE HOUSE seats. Sure, my nose was basically bleeding the entire time, but I did get a sweet, sweet view of the dome opening.

But what I also got was a super, super grumpy 6-year-old.

Crankypants was not happy to be at the game. At all.

Inning one.

Inning two.

Inning three.

Bribery attempt #1

Inning four.

Bribery unsuccessful.

Back to being crankypants.

Inning five.

Inning six.

Bribery attempt #2

Mild success.

Inning seven.

The unhappy booger returns!

Inning eight.

Great Success.

She even did the wave and screamed “Let’s go Blue Jays!”

I hope she enjoyed her last baseball game ever.

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  1. Yeah I remember my parents threatening to never take me to another Redskins game after sitting there with a book. But I liked going because I could get served alcohol at RFK when I was 14, and I was a very young looking 14.

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    Comment by Corey Feldman on June 18, 2012
  2. Was she grumpy because she didn’t get to sit with daddy over the dugout, or was it just one of those days?

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    ali replied on

    I honestly don’t even know. I’m pretty sure it was just one of those days…

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    Comment by Amberlea on June 18, 2012
  3. I thought I was the only one who added ‘pants’ to things- happypants, crabbypants, excitedpants, etc. It makes everything funnier! Well placed. And glad the crankypants was bribe-able. That is always key for success!

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    Comment by Julia on June 18, 2012
  4. Ha! She did finally say she was bored. And that the players were bored. And that’s why we had to start a cheer.

    I have never seen a kid that unhappy while eating cotton candy. Ever!

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    ali replied on

    Yes. WHAT THE HECK?
    a bag full of sugar should make a kid HAPPY. (and hyper)

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    Comment by Kristabella on June 18, 2012
  5. Firstly can I just say that you gave your husband an AMAZING Fathers’ day gift, starting with a sleep in. That in itself is huge with 3 kids. My kids will pretty much tolerate anything with the promise of junk food…but only for so long. Poor you for having to deal through an entire baseball game.

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    Comment by Kathy on June 18, 2012
  6. this is too funny! i feel the same way when i go to baseball games. nobody ever tried bribing me to enjoy it, though. i’m going to have to suggest it next time. ;)

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    ali replied on

    I promise to buy you cotton candy and a pretzel if we ever go to a game together ;)

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    Comment by carlia on June 18, 2012
  7. I loved how you said ‘her last ballgame ever’. Sweet.

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    Comment by AlwaysARedhead on June 18, 2012
  8. I love her poutypants face! I make the same one:)

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    Comment by Vesta Vayne on June 19, 2012
  9. Wait, the Blue Jays are selling out to the point you had to get tickets from a scalper?! And…they actually still sell those seats? It’s been a bit since I was at a game.

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    ali replied on

    We were SHOCKED that the game was sold out. Shocked!

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    Comment by Amanda on June 19, 2012
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