Today is Thursday and this was supposed to be a very exciting day in our house. Flyboy was offered a "night at the ballpark" from one of his vendors. The event, a Mets game against the Dodgers, and the ballpark was Citi Field. We have not been there yet as the ticket prices are ridiculous and my lowly Mets are not playing very well of late. But, back to the story........
This is my evening to work and JBM was going to go to the game with Flyboy. As the week progressed, Flyboy recieved his e-tickets and realized that the face value of each ticket was $150. Since he is a man of integrity and total honesty, he decided to inquire with the corporate legal department if there was an issue in his accepting these tickets. Turns out, you guessed it, there was. So as to not appear to be "under the influence" of the vendor, Flyboy turned down the tickets.
Since we had already told JBM that he was going to the game, Flyboy was now faced with having to tell him that the plans had changed. We discussed all kinds of options including buying the two tickets...but again, expensive and are the Mets worth paying to see right now? NOT.
With a heavy heart and tears in his eyes (I love this about my guy), he told JBM the news. My little man, took it like a man and after a moment to absorb it, reached out, hugged his dad and said, "That's OK Dad. I understand."
Wiping tears from my eyes as I write this....another proud moment in my parenting life.
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