Father, Son Moments At Legends Game
This past Saturday night was daddy and Zachary time.
I decided to take my two (soon to be three) year old son to the Albany Legends basketball game at CBA in Albany.
The basketball game was great – the Legends defeated the Gary Splash 104-95 but watching my son at a sporting event is less about watching the game and more about watching him.
Right now, Zachary is all about wanting to do everything himself. It’s a stage that most kids his age go through. He wanted to be out there playing basketball on the court with the players.
Zachary brought his mini-basketball with him and threw it all over the place. We tried to watch the Legends from behind the basket - but he tried throwing the ball on the court (he managed to do that several times during warm-ups and even once when the 2nd half was about to tip off).
We watched the game from the stands - instead, he wanted to climb down the bleachers and run onto the court. We even watched the game in the front row – again, throwing his ball on the court was his #1 objective.
I finally got Zachary to sit still after telling him we’d be able to run onto the court at the end of the game. I got a real kick from the look of joy on his face while running around after the game was over.
Zachary also met the Legends cheerleaders as well as a few players after the game. That was pretty cool to see his face when they all high-fived him. Awesome moment!
At his age, going to the game with my son wasn’t even the story here. It was all about a father and son spending quality time together – no matter what the event.
As much work as it was for me chasing him around all night, I enjoyed every minute of it.