Tuesday, August 18, 2009
On Sunday we took both of the girls and me to the football. I have only been to the football once and that was in Adelaide when I was pregnant with Paige....so, a while ago. At the time, I think we were more concerned with our car being damaged due to the VIC plates than the game itself, although, it was an Adelaide v Port match so luckily there was no losing to a Melbourne team.
After Charli's protest over not going to the football last time J took Paige, we decided this would be a family outing so we booked tickets for an afternoon match and off we went. The major issue being that the only afternoon tickets we could get before J went away were for the St Kilda v Essendon match. Anyone who follows football will understand this, St Kilda have not been beaten all year and there was no way that the Bombers would win this match. So, we went knowing that it would be a disaster match, but the girls would have fun being at the football and getting "football food". When we got there, we bought a scarf for everyone and just as we were about to start walking down to the gate, it poured, not just rained a little, but poured down. Lots of people and not much undercover room, means that lots of people get quite wet and I was one of those people, luckily I had a hooded jacket on so whilst it got wet, I didn't. Once we were inside, I was able to take it off as we were at the Dome and the roof was closed.
Now, once again, if you follow football, you know where this is headed and if you don't follow football, you have probably figured it out by now anyway.
The first quarter started as predicted and while we watched and Charli continuously yelled "Go Bombers", St Kilda kicked goal after goal. At the end of the quarter, we were down by 1 goal and the girls were hungry so we went to get some food. We stayed downstairs to eat so the girls could have a bit of a run around and we sat at a table that had a view of the big screen. Well, what do you know but I looked up at a cheer and found that Essendon was actually in front. Not long after that, they kicked another and we decided we should probably go back to our seats. Lots of yelling and clapping ensued, Charli was so excited, she fell off her chair. Actually, that is not what happened, she was being her usually wriggly self and fell off her chair and hit her chin on the chair in front.
We ended up leaving at 3/4 time (the Bombers were up by 5 goals) as we needed to get the girls home to bed as PJ had school the next day. We knew that if we waited till the end of the match it would be 10pm or so by the time we got home. On the way out, we stopped at the 7 Eleven to get Slurpee's and then headed to the tram to catch it to where our car was parked. Only problem was that when we got on the tram, it went around the corner back to where we had come from. We got off the tram and caught a cab to the car and then headed home. I checked the score on the way home and we were pleased to discover....THE BOMBERS WON by 2 points. We got home at about 8pm, had some noodles and the girls went to bed.
All in all, they had a really good time and now they have Bombers scarves to wear when the football is on and for when we go again as I have a feeling that this will become a semi-regular thing.