Sunday, May 21, 2006
Baseball or blogging?
My weekend started off with a bang at the Saint Paul Saints "Sip, Stitch and Knit" night at Midway Stadium. Although the Saint Paul Saints didn't win (they lost 6 to 1), it was only their second loss of the year and the Yarn themed entertainment was excellent. The giant pig mascot knitted a scarf, they had a knit-off, the cheesy lounge singer sang Weezer's "The Sweater Song" and there were lots and lots of knitters!!
All six of us went to the game and Youngest Child (or Boy, as he could be called) was enthralled. Wiggly, but enthralled. He was terribly excited when he got a hat and a jersey. I think he was in Boy Heaven when someone gave him their inflatable rally bat! The next day at 7 a.m., he was in our bedroom asking for his hat and "Where is my baseball coat, Mommy?" Andy had to get up early and play ball for a while just to get him calmed down. The rest of the family was entertained - after all, what could go wrong when the weather is lovely and there is cotton candy? - but not overcome by the idea of baseball. Seemed like too much work for them. It was a little hard to knit with small needles and keep track of the score.
As for me, the reality of all those hotdogs, cheese curds and cotton candy hit the next day when I had to bike and run for a Brick workout. Bleah! Not the food of champions.