4 years, 1 month.
Last January, our family drove to Huntsville, Alabama to see Monster Jam 2014 because the Nashville arena only had show dates at night, which would have kept you up way past your bed time.
However, this year, with you being 4, Mommy and I can get away with letting you cheat your bedtime every once in a while like we did a few weeks ago for Marvel Universe Live.
Well, turns out that this year in Nashville for Monster Jam 2015, there was a Sunday afternoon show date. So we went!
Yes, that is an anteater in your arms. That was one of the specific things you asked for your birthday in November.
You named her “Annie.” And she apparently loved the monster truck show as much as you did!
One of your favorite monster trucks was there: Grave Digger.
Not to mention, Son-uva Digger showed up too.
Something I have learned after seeing two Monster Jams is that the location of the venue determines which trucks will show up, because I supposed that’s based on which drivers live closest to the arena it’s being held. (We were at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.)
As you can see from the shots of the crowd, it was a packed stadium! Nashville shows up for monster trucks, that’s for sure.
I think your favorite part was seeing both Grave Digger and Captain’s Curse flip over and have to be rescued by the machine.
We sat next to the winners of the ticket giveaway I did on the Facebook page for Family Friendly Daddy Blog. They had a blast as well.
Granted, I should define “had a blast” when referring to 3 and 4 year-old little boys like the two of you.
You weren’t necessarily screaming and cheering the entire time… That’s because typically when something overwhelmingly entertains you like that, you just sit there and soak it all in.
From there, you will go on to tell all your friends and teachers about it at school for the following weeks. Going to the show also feeds your ongoing interest in playing with your growing collection of toy monster trucks.
It was no surprise that as soon as you got home, you began racing your Monster Jam trucks on the bedroom floor: “Vvvvvvvrrrrroooo! Eeeeeeccckk! Jch-jch-jch!”
You are a kid who loves Monster Jam. And your anteater, too… at the same time!