This past Saturday I sprung a surprise on Haydn. I had been telling him all week that we were going to do something on Saturday, but I didn’t tell him what it was. He was stoked with anticipation. A few weeks ago I bought two tickets to the Monster Jam at the BiLo Center, downtown Greenville.
I’ve never been to a Monster Jam so I was somewhat excited about it as well. Earlier in the week I went by Advance Auto to pick up some free Pit Party Passes so we could go down on the floor and take pictures of the Monster trucks. We arrived about 10:30 AM for the 2 PM show. We had ear muffs and plugs, plus a camera.
Haydn was wide-eyed when he walked in. He knew it was big, but couldn’t quite get his head around it. He was grinning from ear to ear. It was one of those pleasurable moments that a Father has with a son. To watch him enjoy life through my provision. It was very satisfying for me. It didn’t matter as much about me enjoying the Monster Jam. But I was enjoying my son enjoying life. It was a great time.
We milled around the big trucks for an hour or so and then went to find our seats. A bit later we went to the restroom and while on the way I saw a sign that said “Free VIP” seating today, open to the public. I asked the lady standing at the door if this was for us and she said it was. We went in and found two cushioned seats in the lounge. We had front row seats at the BiLo Center. They were great!
They also had a catered luncheon for $7.75 for BBQ chicken, macaroni and green beans. The cotton candy was $15 and the meal was $7.75. Umm… We bought the BBQ.
Around 2PM they cranked up the trucks and it was unbelievably loud. They also had motorcycle jumps, four-wheeler races and of course the Monster Trucks. It was a good day.
Haydn came home and got out his Monster Trucks and began to run over the top of his cars. It was a great boys days out!