It was one of my best days as a Dad. It was nothing I did, it was what she did. My daughter won a pair of Hooks tickets the last week of school. That night when I got home, she walks up to me, hands me the tickets and says “we can go if you want, just me and you”. That was something I didn’t think I’d hear from her. Not that she’s a bad kid or anything; she just never showed any interest in sports . Plus, she’s a girly girl, if you know what I mean.
So last night we went as an early Fathers Day outing. I had so much fun explaining the game of baseball to her when she had questions. I tried not to get into too much detail or get really nerdy with my explanations, so I wouldn’t turn her off or confuse her. She also surprised me with how much she already knew about the game of baseball. I really wanted to ask her how she learned what she knows, but I figured it’s just best to find out another time. I don’t think she knows it, but going to a game with me was a perfect gift. Not the tickets or the place, it was her time, with me.