On Tuesday Ben and I had some time before we could pick up the big boys, and the Basketball venue was on the way, so we stopped. The game we saw was Men's Basketball. Texas vs. Indiana. I was surprised at how physical the game was. We did not get to see the whole game, and I can not really remember who was even ahead, since we were cheering for both sides. Every time a basket was made Ben would cheer and clap. He was flirting with everyone. I have never seen him quite so outgoing, practically lunging out of my arms to go to complete strangers. It was as if he know he was in a place where he would be loved and accepted by everyone. In the short half hour we were there I had10-15 people come up and talk to me about Ben. We go out in public daily, and while I might get a comment every now and then, it was nothing like this. People would walk by and say "There is a future gold medalist". Others, I could tell, were Mom's of athletes, who were remembering back to the days when their child was a toddler. But soon it was time to go.
They boys had a blast and did not want to leave. Poor little Ben however, was not as impressed he bolted when I tried to let him out, so I had to fight him back in the stroller. It was just not safe for him to run around in there with so many sports and bigger people playing them. But finally I was able to talk the big boys into going home.