Today Eric, Colton and I went to the Chiefs. vs. Chargers game. Now some of you may not know, but along with junk, my other passion is NFL Football. Eric and I are huge Kansas City Chief fans. You know the scream and cuss at the TV kind of fans.
Colton on the other hand LOVES the San Diego Chargers. I am not even sure how he became a Chargers fan, but for the last two seasons he has cheered and rooted for the Chargers. He will spend Sundays watching them play on T.V. and if we are are out watching the Chiefs' game somewhere else, he will ask the waitress to please put on the Chargers' game so he can watch that if they are running simultaneously. Or he will have me check my cell phone to keep him up to date on the score.
Dillon, Colton, Eric and I went to the home opener a few weeks ago and we got to talking and decided it would be fun to take Colton to the Chiefs vs. Chargers game. Dillon didn't mind too much since he isn't big on football and Matthew is more of a college football fan rather than an NFL fan, so we decided it would be just the three of us.
This morning we up and at em pretty early to get a head start on tailgating. Eric and I wore our red and Colton wore his blue Charger shirt and had blue hair to show his team spirit!
He was a little worried at first because he was the only one wearing blue around us. As the morning progressed, he got excited at he saw Charger fans walk by every so often.
We had amazing seats!! We were on the 2nd row by the goal post. We were able to see all the action happen up close and I think it made it more exciting for Colton, since the previous game were were in the nose bleed section.
There was lots of red, but there were some Charger fans nearby. Everyone around him kept talking to him about the Chargers and every time he was asked who was going to win, he enthusiastically said "The Chargers!!"
It was an exciting game................
for Chargers fans. Not so much for the Chiefs. Several times he told me that its would be okay, that someone had to loose and he was just glad that it was the Chiefs and not the Chargers. He even told me that it would be alright if I needed to cry.
Colton had a lot of fun high-fiving Charger fans (and mom because she was happy he was happy!) every time the Chargers scored. And boy did they score! And catch interceptions and and recover the ball when the Chiefs fumbled. There was a lot to cheer about................
if you were a Chargers fan!
The final score was Chiefs 20 and Chargers 37, That made for one happy Chargers fan!! I am so thankful that we were able to create a wonderful memory for Colton - something that I hope he will always remember. And his happiness and joy make this loss a much more bearable knowing how much fun he had today.
Tonight as he was getting ready for bed, I asked him if he had fun today and he said very enthusiastically "Yes." Then I asked him what his favorite part of the day was and he said, "When the Chargers won!"